3 years ago

Systematic review and meta‐analysis: defecography should be a first‐line diagnostic modality in patients with refractory constipation

Ugo Grossi, Gian Luca Di Tanna, Henriette Heinrich, Stuart A. Taylor, Charles H. Knowles, S. Mark Scott

Summary

Background

Defecography is considered the reference standard for the assessment of pelvic floor anatomy and function in patients with a refractory evacuation disorder. However, the overlap of radiologically significant findings seen in patients with chronic constipation (CC) and healthy volunteers is poorly defined.

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