Characterization of Swallowing and Defecation in Parkinson's Disease Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Gastroenterology
  • Societies, Medical

abstract

  • In this group of patients with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease, videoesophagographic abnormalities were not confined to the patients with Parkinson's disease. Studies of colonic and anorectal function, in contrast, identified a number of abnormalities. Therefore, colonic and anorectal dysfunction appears to be an early gastrointestinal manifestation of Parkinson's disease, and may represent the direct involvement of the gut by this disease process.

publication date

  • January 1994

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1572-0241.1994.tb07650.x

PubMed ID

  • 8273792

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 15

end page

  • 25

volume

  • 89

number

  • 1