Implantation of SphinKeeper(TM): a new artificial anal sphincter

Carlo Ratto, Lorenza Donisi, Francesco Litta, Angelo Parello

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A new artificial anal sphincter, SphinKeeper(TM), was devised with the aim to treat fecal incontinence (FI) by implanting specifically designed self-expandable prostheses into the intersphincteric space. Preliminary data concerning the procedure feasibility and prosthesis localization at 3 months are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-66
Number of pages8
JournalTechniques in Coloproctology
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Artificial anal sphincter
  • Bulking agents
  • Dynamic graciloplasty
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Gatekeeper
  • Sacral nerve stimulation
  • Sphincter lesion
  • Sphincteroplasty


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