Chronic severe constipation. Prospective motility studies in 25 consecutive patients.

@article{Reynolds1987ChronicSC,
  title={Chronic severe constipation. Prospective motility studies in 25 consecutive patients.},
  author={James C. Reynolds and Ann Ouyang and Christine A. Lee and Laurence A Baker and Alan G. Sunshine and Sidney Cohen},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1987},
  volume={92 2},
  pages={414-20}
}
The purpose of this study was to determine the patterns of gastrointestinal and anal sphincter motility in 25 consecutive patients with severe constipation. Three patterns of abnormal motility were observed in 68% of the patients: (a) isolated anal sphincter dysfunction (20%), (b) a generalized disorder of gastrointestinal motility (24%), and (c) rectosigmoid dysfunction (24%). The remaining patients had either a previously unrecognized primary disorder leading to constipation or the irritable… CONTINUE READING

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