The effects of surgery on gastrointestinal motor activity Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Digestive System Physiological Phenomena
  • Digestive System Surgical Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Motility
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative

abstract

  • Gastrointestinal surgical procedures have the potential to disrupt motor activity in various organs of the gastrointestinal tract or, indeed, throughout the entire alimentary canal. Several of these motor effects have important clinical consequences and have also served to advance our understanding of the regulation of gastrointestinal motor activity. This review will focus, in particular, on the effects of surgery on the small intestine, and will attempt to emphasize the implications of these studies for our understanding of small intestinal motility, in general.

publication date

  • July 1998

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 9698752

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 889

end page

  • 900

volume

  • 31

number

  • 7