A physiological comparison between idiopathic and post-hysterectomy constipation
Amperiadis P., .
Tarpagos A., .
Vasiliadis Th., .
In order to gain more insight into the pathophysiology of
severe constipation, anorectal manometry, sphincter electromyography,
whole gut tansit time and a test of defaecation
of a simulated stool were carried out in 22 female patients
with severe idiopathic constipation, 14 patients with
severe constipation after hysterectomy and 20 female normal
controls. Only 1/23 patient with idiopathic constipation
compared with 6/14 patients with post hysterectomy
constipation showed normal transit time (p