Constipation: a common problem in patients with neurological abnormalities.

  title={Constipation: a common problem in patients with neurological abnormalities.},
  author={Gabrio Bassotti and Roberto De Giorgio and Vincenzo Stanghellini and Marcello Tonini and Giovanni Barbara and Beatrice Salvioli and Serafina Fiorella and Roberto Corinaldesi},
  journal={Italian journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  volume={30 5},
Constipation is a frequent complaint among patients with different neurological diseases. This review provides a brief account of the numerous conditions affecting the central, peripheral and intrinsic (enteric) nervous systems in which constipation can be the only clinical manifestation or a component of a complex syndrome. Recent neuropathophysiological acquisitions show that any structural or functional impairment of the intrinsic innervation of the gut, including both developmental (i.e… CONTINUE READING