Colonic propulsion in diverticular disease, idiopathic constipation, and the irritable colon syndrome.

Abstract

Colonic intraluminal pressure and intestinal transit were examined in diverticular disease, idiopathic constipation, and the irritable colon syndrome. Small bowel transit was normal. Total gastrointestinal transit was prolonged. Colonic transit showed an equal delay in all segments, expedited by bran. In constipation, transit was the more prolonged, but in… (More)

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