Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
versão impressa ISSN 0100-6991
JESUS, Lisieux Eyer de e NERY, Kathia. Neuromodulation in the treatment of eliminations dysfunction syndrome. Rev. Col. Bras. Cir. [online]. 2007, vol.34, n.6, pp. 392-397. ISSN 0100-6991. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-69912007000600007.
OBJECTIVE: To present a clinical trial with neuromodulation through percutaneous electrical stimulation in the treatment of elimination dysfunctions. METHODS: Six patients with dysfunctional elimination diagnosis were included and their data were analyzed retrospectively, regarding percutaneous sacral electrical stimulation. All the patients included, have had unsuccessful conventional treatments and the electrical stimulation was used as rescue therapy. All the sessions were applied in weekly fashion for six months. RESULTS: All the patients have had a positive clinical outcome, with four of them interrupting their medication. All the patients accepted well the therapy and referred an improvement in their quality of life. CONCLUSION: The electrical percutaneous stimulation, showed to be effective on vesical muscle and pelvic floor dysfunctions.
Palavras-chave : Urinary dysfunctions; urination; intestinal constipation; electrical nerve stimulation.