Conference Proceedings

Primary and secondary disorders to gut muscle and nerve.

MA Kamm

Scand J Gastroenterol Suppl | Published : 1996


There have been many recent advances in understanding primary disorders of enteric nerve and muscle. Although not common in clinical practice, most gastroenterologists and surgeons will encounter a few such patients. Management is often difficult but these patients form a fascinating area of practice, and put to the test a clinician's skills. There are also exciting discoveries still waiting to be made in this field. This article focuses on conditions which lead to gut dilatation, or more rarely conditions in which there is no gut dilatation but there is definitive proof of an abnormality of gut nerve or muscle. Disorders of enteric nerves or muscles, or of the extrinsic innervation of the g..

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