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Rectal sensory dysfunction 

Rectal sensory dysfunction
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Rectal sensory dysfunction
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Martijn P. Gosselink

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199579624.003.0017
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date: 24 May 2020

Chapter 17 discusses the issue of whether ODS is primarily a disorder of sensory function or an anatomical/mechanical disorder, with secondary rectal sensory changes in some patients, remains debatable: more research data are needed. According to our data, only a modest subset of patients (about 30 %) with a high-grade mechanical disorder (internal rectal prolapse) exhibit hyposensitivity, and in about 15 % hypersensitivity can be demonstrated. What happens to the putative secondary rectal sensory disorder after anatomical/mechanical correction remains unclear.

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