Results of colectomy for severe idiopathic constipation in women (Arbuthnot Lane's disease).

@article{Preston1984ResultsOC,
  title={Results of colectomy for severe idiopathic constipation in women (Arbuthnot Lane's disease).},
  author={David Michael Preston and Peter R. Hawley and JohnE. Lennard-Jones and Ian St. Pierre Todd},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1984},
  volume={71 7},
  pages={
          547-52
        }
}
Twenty-one women with slow-transit constipation have been treated by bowel resection. All had a normal barium enema, but an increased colonic transit time. Pathological examination of the resected colons showed no evidence of aganglionosis. Some of the patients were treated by segmental colonic resection, anorectal myectomy, anal stretch or internal sphincterectomy but were not helped. Colectomy with ileorectal or caecorectal anastomosis gave the best results; on balance, ileorectal anastomosis… CONTINUE READING
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