Constipation and Fecal Incontinence and Motility Disturbances of the Gut

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The clinical application of anorectal manometry was pioneered by pediatric sur geons. Swenson in 1949 reported that the aganglionic bowel of patients with Hirsch sprung's disease did not show any propulsive movements. In 1967 Lawson and Nixon and Schnaufer et al. found that the rectosphincteric reflex, which is ob served in both normal individuals and patients with chronic idiopathic constipa tion, is absent in patients with Hirschsprung's disease, and suggested anorectal manometry to be useful for the differentiation of ...

Constipation and Fecal Incontinence and Motility Disturbances of the Gut 2011, Springer

ISBN-13: 9783642744952

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