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The Management of Constipation

  • Sushil Maslekar
  • David G. Jayne
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Abstract

As discussed in  Chap. 25, chronic constipation in adults is a common and often debilitating problem. It is so common that colorectal specialists will only see a small proportion of the total number of patients with constipation in their surgical clinic. Often, these patients are at the extreme end of the spectrum of disease severity.

Keywords

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Pelvic Floor Rectal Prolapse Colonic Transit Slow Transit Constipation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Colorectal SurgeryLeeds General InfirmaryLeedsUK
  2. 2.John Goligher Colorectal Unit, D Floor, Clarendon WingLeeds General InfirmaryLeedsUK

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