›› 2018, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (9): 1116-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2018.09.019

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Research progress of neurogenic bowel dysfunction in spinal cord injury

GAO Tao, ZHU Xiao-zhong, BAO Bing-bo, LI Xing-wei, ZHENG Xian-you   

  1. Department of Orthopaedics, Shanghai Sixth Peoples Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200233, China
  • Online:2018-09-28 Published:2018-10-15
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China, 81672144; Shanghai Municipal Education Commission—Gaofeng Clinical Medicine Support, 20161429

Abstract: Spinal cord injury has the characteristics of high incidence, high disability, high cost and younger age. It imposes a huge burden on patients and society. Neurogenic bowel dysfunction is one of the serious complications of spinal cord injury. It often manifests as constipation and fecal incontinence, which severely limit the social activities of patients and reduce the quality of life. It is a major problem for clinicians to solve. In recent years, the concern for neurogenic bowel dysfunction after spinal cord injury has been increasing. This article reviewed its epidemiology, classification, pathophysiological, diagnosis and treatment.

Key words: spinal cord injury, neurogenic bowel dysfunction, diagnosis, treatment

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