Anorectal dysfunction and delayed colonic transit in patients with progressive systemic sclerosis

Guido Basilisco, Roberta Barbera, Massimo Vanoli, Paolo Bianchi

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Abstract

We studied 14 unselected patients with progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS), six with constipation, and eight with normal bowel habits. A control group, matched for age and sex, comprised six patients with idiopathic constipation and seven healthy subjects. Anorectal manometry was performed with perfused catheters and segmental colonic transit was measured by a radiopaque marker technique. The resting pressure of the anal canal was significantly reduced in PSS with constipation (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1525-1529
Number of pages5
JournalDigestive Diseases and Sciences
Volume38
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1993

Keywords

  • anorectal manometry
  • colonic transit
  • constipation
  • Progressive systemic sclerosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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