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Anismus is one of the main causes of terminal constipation. Anismus diagnosis is retained if 2 out of 3 examinations (manometry, electromyogram, defecography) are positive.
EndoFLIP® is a new medical device developed to measure distensibility of a hollow organ. Anal EndoFLIP® l could be a more sensitive and specific tool for detecting anismus in patients with distal constipation.
60 patients suffering from distal constipation will be included in order to perform, in addition to the usual examinations, an anal EndoFlip in order to test the sensitivity and specificity of this method for the diagnosis of anismus.
Anal EndoFLIP®, Anal Manometry, Defecography, Electromyogram
Rouen University Hospital
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University Hospital, Rouen
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-11-12T18:25:32-0500
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