Behavioral medicine treatment in chronic constipation with paradoxical anal sphincter contraction.

@article{Dahl1991BehavioralMT,
  title={Behavioral medicine treatment in chronic constipation with paradoxical anal sphincter contraction.},
  author={Joanne Dahl and Bo L. Lindquist and Curt Tysk and Philippe Leissner and L. Philipson and Gunnar J{\"a}rnerot},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={1991},
  volume={34 9},
  pages={769-76}
}
Nine women and five children with severe chronic constipation received behavioral medicine therapy. Before treatment, all patients had a paradoxical contraction of the external anal sphincter at defecation attempts as demonstrated with electromyography and/or anorectal manometry. An electromyographic biofeedback device connected to an anal probe was used for the training that was performed on a regular toilet seat during five 1-hour sessions. Thirteen of the patients improved considerably and… CONTINUE READING