DCBE and irritable bowel syndrome: only negative signs?

  • Giorgio Cittadini


The irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional intestinal disorder with chronic or recurrent gastrointestinal symptoms without structural or biochemical abnormalities [1]. Abdominal pain is the prominent feature, associated with diarrhea, or constipation, or both; painless diarrhea and simple constipation are excluded from IBS. Gut dysmotility in IBS is affected by stimuli such as food, hormones, drugs, menses, mechanical distention, psychological stress.


Irritable Bowel Syndrome Irritable Bowel Syndrome Patient Double Contrast Barium Enema Irritable Colon Irritable Colon Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giorgio Cittadini
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  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Genoa School of Medicine San Martino HospitalGenoaItaly

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