Document Detail

Anorectal manometry results in defecation disorders.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6847228     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Anorectal manometry and suction biopsy were carried out on 47 children with constipation or soiling, or both. Patients were divided into two groups. Group 1 (37 patients): functional faecal retention, group 2 (10 patients): functional faecal soiling without retention. Ganglion cells or normal acetylcholinesterase staining, or both, was demonstrated in all cases. Normal inhibition of internal sphincter could be achieved by rectal distension in all except 2 children with severe constipation. Resting sphincteric pressures, pressure responses, and conscious rectal sensitivity thresholds were similar in groups 1 and 2, but were increased compared with controls. In group 1 alone, the critical volume increased parallel with conscious rectal sensitivity threshold. Since the complete relaxation of internal sphincter occurs before conscious rectal sensation arises in children with soiling without retention, this may be an important factor, at least in some of the soilers.
D Molnar; L S Taitz; O M Urwin; J K Wales
Related Documents :
1449608 - Pressure profile along the oesophagus during eructation in sheep.
687698 - Relationship of intra-oesophageal pressure to mouth pressure during the measurement of ...
6753608 - Hormonal effects on the pylorus.
7460708 - Endoscopic manometry of pancreatic and biliary sphincter zones in man. basal results in...
18268768 - Annular phase-matched dual-pump coherent anti-stokes raman spectroscopy system for the ...
8823858 - Effect of topical adrenergic decongestants on middle ear pressure in infants with commo...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood     Volume:  58     ISSN:  1468-2044     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1983 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-06-23     Completed Date:  1983-06-23     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372434     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  257-61     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Anal Canal / physiopathology
Biopsy, Needle
Child, Preschool
Constipation / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Fecal Incontinence / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Rectum / physiopathology
Sensory Thresholds

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Immediate food hypersensitivity reactions on the first known exposure to the food.
Next Document:  Catecholamine surge and lung function after delivery.