What is the role of EMG in the workup of pediatric rectal prolapse?

Updated: Nov 12, 2018
  • Author: Jaime Shalkow, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Electromyography has provided insights into the pathogenesis of fecal incontinence; however, it has no place in the clinical workup of this entity, and hardly any research has been done so far. Abnormalities can be found in patients with  rectal prolapse, but these results do not predict continence after rectopexy. [36]


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