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Duodenal and esophageal manometry in total colonic aganglionosis.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
0277-2116
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Volume
18
Issue
2
Pages
193–199
Identifiers
PMID: 8014767
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Eleven children with total colonic aganglionosis were studied by esophageal and duodenal manometry. They were separated into two groups: group 1, with ileal involvement, and group 2, without ileal involvement. The results of the digestive motility studies were compared with the extent of ileal involvement of the aganglionosis and with the amount of artificial nutritional support required. All children showed abnormalities on both esophageal and duodenal manometry, suggesting complete digestive tract motility involvement. Recent advances in understanding Hirschsprung's disease and manometrial abnormalities suggest a primary motility disorder in children with total colonic aganglionosis.

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