Small intestinal dysmotility following abdominal irradiation in the rat small intestine.

@article{Fraser1998SmallID,
  title={Small intestinal dysmotility following abdominal irradiation in the rat small intestine.},
  author={Robert J. L. Fraser and Claudine L. Frisby and L Ashley Blackshaw and Murray B Schirmer and Georgina Howarth and Eric E. K. Yeoh},
  journal={Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society},
  year={1998},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={413-9}
}
Abdominal symptoms such as diarrhoea, abdominal cramps and vomiting are common during and after abdominal radiotherapy for gynaecological and pelvic malignancy. It has recently been recognized that small intestinal dysmotility may contribute to these symptoms but the underlying mechanisms are unclear in part because of the technical difficulties inherent in performing studies in irradiated small intestine. The aim of the current study was to evaluate small intestinal motor activity using… CONTINUE READING

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