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Idiopathic slow-transit constipation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8402105     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Until recently, the surgical management of idiopathic slow-transit constipation had remained unchanged since the condition was first described by Arbuthnot Lane in 1908. Although colectomy and ileorectal anastomosis is a successful treatment for the majority of patients, symptoms persist or are worse in some cases following such surgery. The previously inaccessible colon is now an area of interest in both health and disease; recent observations on aetiology, clinical investigation, neuropathology and surgical outcome lead us to question the rationale of colectomy for all patients with severe constipation.
A MacDonald; J N Baxter; I G Finlay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of surgery     Volume:  80     ISSN:  0007-1323     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Surg     Publication Date:  1993 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-11-22     Completed Date:  1993-11-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372553     Medline TA:  Br J Surg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1107-11     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University Department of Surgery, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical
Constipation / diagnosis,  physiopathology,  surgery*
Gastrointestinal Transit / physiology*

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