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Obstructed defecation: the role of anorectal manometry.
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PMID:  22173855     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to evaluate the clinical usefulness of anorectal manometry (AM) in patients affected by obstructed defecation (OD). METHODS: Between January 2007 and December 2010, 379 patients (287 women and 92 men) affected by OD were evaluated. After a preliminary clinical evaluation, defecography and AM were performed. The results were compared with those from 20 healthy control subjects. RESULTS: Overall anal resting pressure was not significantly different between patients and controls. Maximal voluntary contraction (MVC) data were significantly lower when compared with those of controls (P < 0.01). The straining test was considered positive in 143 patients. No significant difference was noted between patients and controls in maximal tolerated volume data. Patients had a significantly higher conscious rectal sensitivity threshold than controls (P < 0.02). CONCLUSIONS: A positive straining test, low MVC and impaired rectal sensation are the main abnormalities detected by AM in patients with OD.
F Pucciani; M N Ringressi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Techniques in coloproctology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1128-045X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
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Created Date:  2011-12-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9613614     Medline TA:  Tech Coloproctol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Medical and Surgical Critical Care, University of Florence, Largo Brambilla 3, 50134, Firenze, Italy,
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