[Slow transit constipation treated by surgery: analysis of 17 cases].

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To explore the operative indications, prognosis, and possible pathogenic factors of slow transit constipation (STC). METHODS 17 cases with STC who had undergone colectomy were analysed. RESULTS Bowel movement frequency was once per 4 to 14 days in all of the patients, who had had long-term laxative abuse. Delayed colonic transit was… (More)

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