Motility disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Over the past decades our knowledge of normal and abnormal gastrointestinal motility has increased tremendously. The availability of manometry to study bowel contraction patterns, laparoscopy to perform full thickness bowel biopsies for histological examination, have added to the investigative armamentarium and helped better diagnose motility disorders. However, the development of newer therapies for bowel motility disorders has been disappointingly slow. Newer modalities such as gastric and bowel pacing provides some hope for the future. In this article we have provided an overview of some of the common motility disorders in children and discussed their management.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Venkatasubramani, N; Sood, MR

Published Date

  • October 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 73 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 927 - 930

PubMed ID

  • 17090906

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 0973-7693

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF02859288


  • eng

Conference Location

  • India