Total colonic manometry as a guide for surgical management of functional colonic obstruction: Preliminary results.


BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Functional colonic obstruction (pseudo-obstruction) encompasses a broad group of motility disorders. Medical management of colonic pseudo-obstruction is complex and often fails, leading to surgical referral. In most cases (excepting Hirschsprung's disease) the surgeon is unable to precisely localize the area of functional obstruction… (More)


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