Abnormal defecation dynamics in chronically constipated children with encopresis.

Abstract

We studied the ability to defecate water-filled balloons in 16 healthy and 37 chronically constipated children with encopresis. The act of bearing down for defecation was evaluated by measuring intra-abdominal pressure, rectal pressure, anal pressure, external anal sphincter EMG activity, and rectal sensation and rectal volume necessary to inhibit the anal… (More)

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@article{LoeningBaucke1986AbnormalDD, title={Abnormal defecation dynamics in chronically constipated children with encopresis.}, author={Vera A Loening-Baucke and Barbara Cruikshank}, journal={The Journal of pediatrics}, year={1986}, volume={108 4}, pages={562-6} }