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Generalized intestinal dysmotility in a patient with syringomyelia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11316185     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Syringomyelia is a rare degenerative disorder of the spinal cord that causes progressive neurological dysfunction. Patients with syringomyelia have a variety of gastrointestinal symptoms although there are limited data on the frequency or the severity of these complaints. In this case report we describe a 65-yr-old man with syringomyelia and gastrointestinal dysmotility at multiple levels as documented by esophageal motility study, gastric emptying scan, antroduodenal motility study, and anorectal manometry. The patient's nausea, recurrent vomiting, and fecal incontinence were treated successfully with dietary changes, a promotility agent, and a bowel training regimen. This report highlights the need for more objective studies of gastrointestinal motility in patients with syringomyelia.
B E Lacy; E Zayat; M D Crowell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of gastroenterology     Volume:  96     ISSN:  0002-9270     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2001 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-23     Completed Date:  2001-06-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421030     Medline TA:  Am J Gastroenterol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1282-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Marvin M. Schuster Center for Digestive and Motility Disorders, The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Gastrointestinal Motility
Intestinal Diseases / etiology*,  physiopathology
Syringomyelia / complications*

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