Table 2: Sphincter function after stoma closure.

3 months ( )
No. of patients (%)
6 months ( )
No. of patients (%)
12 months ( )
No. of patients (%)

Urgency8 (80)8 (80)9 (75)

Frequency of bowel movements≤31 (10)3 (30)3 (30)
4-53 (30)3 (30)6 (60)
6–801 (10)1 (10)
≥95 (50)3 (30)2 (20)

VAS<58 (80)4 (40)2 (17)
5–71 (10)3 (30)3 (25)
≥71 (10)3 (30)7 (58)

WIS<105 (50)6 (60)8 (67)
≥105 (50)4 (40)4 (33)

VAS: visual analogue scale, WIS: Wexners’ incontinence score.