The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 16, Issue 8, pp 723–727 | Cite as

Intestinal disorders in hypothyroidism

Clinical and manometric study
  • R. L. Duret
  • P. A. Bastenie
Second International Symposium On Gastrointestinal Motility


Manometric investigation of intestinal function in hypothyroidism has shown evidence of a severe functional deficiency of the small intestine and colon under both basal and stimulated conditions. Stimulating the small intestine by a glucose perfusion and the colon with Urecholine has shown a total absence of motor response in some of the patients affected by a particularly severe constipation. Urecholine stimulation of the colon may provide a prognostic test by showing which patients will respond to hormonal therapy by restoration of normal intestinal function.


Public Health Glucose Small Intestine Hormonal Therapy Constipation 
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© Hoeber Medical Division • Harper & Row, Publishers, Incorporated 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. L. Duret
    • 1
  • P. A. Bastenie
    • 1
  1. 1.From the Medical University Clinic, St Pierre HospitalBrusselsBelgium

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