Diagnostic testing in patients with chronic constipation

Jose M. Remes-Troche, Satish S.C. Rao

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Abstract

During the past few years, significant developments have taken place in the understanding and diagnosis of defecation disorders. Several innovative manometric, neurophysiologic, and radiologic techniques have been discovered, which have improved the accuracy of identifying the neuromuscular and pathophysiologic mechanisms of chronic constipation. Such approaches have led to improved management of these patients. In this review, we summarize and highlight recent advances in the utility of diagnostic testing of chronic constipation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)416-424
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent Gastroenterology Reports
Volume8
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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