Pediatric Neurogastroenterology

Gastrointestinal Motility and Functional Disorders in Children

  • Christophe Faure
  • Carlo Di Lorenzo
  • Nikhil Thapar

Part of the Clinical Gastroenterology book series (CG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Physiology and Development of Enteric Neuromuscular System and Gastrointestinal Motility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nikhil Thapar, Christophe Faure, Carlo Di Lorenzo
      Pages 3-8
    3. Tiffany A. Heanue, Alan J. Burns
      Pages 9-21
    4. Heather M. Young, Elizabeth A. Beckett, Joel C. Bornstein, Sudarshan R. Jadcherla
      Pages 23-35
    5. Christophe Faure
      Pages 37-48
    6. Sonia Michail, Mun-Wah Ng
      Pages 49-58
    7. Sylvie Fortin, Liliana Gomez, Annie Gauthier
      Pages 71-76
  3. Motility and Sensory Testing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Roberta Buonavolontà, Marina Russo, Rossella Turco, Annamaria Staiano
      Pages 79-89
    3. Osvaldo Borrelli, Valentina Giorgio, Nikhil Thapar
      Pages 91-105
    4. Brian P. Regan, Alejandro Flores, Carlo Di Lorenzo
      Pages 107-117
    5. Minou Le-Carlson, William Berquist
      Pages 119-128
    6. Rachel Rosen, Eric Chiou
      Pages 129-142
    7. Christophe Faure
      Pages 143-148
    8. Lorenzo Biassoni, Keith J. Lindley, Osvaldo Borrelli
      Pages 149-161
    9. Gisela Chelimsky, Thomas C. Chelimsky
      Pages 177-184
  4. Disorders of Digestive Motility:Developmental and Acquired Anomalies of Enteric Neuromuscular System

  5. Motility Disorders after Surgery and Developmental Anomalies of the Enteric Neuromuscular System Secondary to Anatomical Malformations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Julie Castilloux, Christophe Faure
      Pages 295-299
    3. Jose M. Garza, Ajay Kaul
      Pages 301-306
    4. Roberto Gomez, H. Nicole Lopez, John E. Fortunato
      Pages 307-316
    5. Samuel Nurko
      Pages 317-321
  6. Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Andrée Rasquin
      Pages 325-329
    3. Yvan Vandenplas, Bruno Hauser, Thierry Devreker, Silvia Salvatore
      Pages 331-346
    4. David R. Fleisher
      Pages 347-354
    5. Ernesto Guiraldes, José Luis Roessler
      Pages 355-358
    6. Alycia Leiby, Denesh K. Chitkara
      Pages 359-366
    7. Bella Zeisler, Jeffrey S. Hyams
      Pages 367-376
    8. Manu R. Sood, Manu R. Sood
      Pages 377-389
    9. Bhanu Sunku, B. U. K. Li
      Pages 391-400
    10. Oren Koslowe, Denesh K. Chitkara
      Pages 401-404
    11. Anthony Alioto, Carlo Di Lorenzo
      Pages 405-411
    12. Vera Loening-Baucke, Alexander Swidsinski
      Pages 413-428
    13. Rosa Burgers, Marc A. Benninga
      Pages 429-437
  7. Treatments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 439-439
    2. Aileen F. Har, Joseph M. B. Croffie
      Pages 441-464
    3. Carlo Di Lorenzo, Hayat Mousa, Steven Teich
      Pages 465-470
    4. Nader N. Youssef, Miranda A. L. van Tilburg
      Pages 471-479

About this book


Neurogastroenterology is devoted to studying "the interface of all aspects of the digestive system with the different branches of the nervous system." Over the past 15 years, advances in this field have greatly improved our understanding in primary functional and motility disorders in children. Neurogastroenterology has also begun to revolutionize our vision of "organic" diseases like inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, and diabetes, as well as microbial-host interactions. Major advances have also been achieved during these years in the knowledge of mechanisms of development of the enteric nervous system at the molecular level, allowing a better understanding of diseases related to developmental anomalies and opening perspectives to new treatments with stem cells.

Pediatric Neurogastroenterology: Gastrointestinal Motility and Functional Disorders in Children is dedicated to reporting the most accurate and recent knowledge in the field. Written by the world-renown experts, the book covers the field by providing a comprehensive and up-to-date review and practical guide to pediatric gastrointestinal motility and functional disorders for pediatricians, pediatric gastroenterologists, adult gastroenterologists and all professionals involved in the treatment of children with such disorders.


Aerophagia Antroduodenal manometry Biliary manometry Enteric nervous system Esophageal manometry Gastrointestinal motility Imperforate anus Visceral sensitivity

Editors and affiliations

  • Christophe Faure
    • 1
  • Carlo Di Lorenzo
    • 2
  • Nikhil Thapar
    • 3
  1. 1.Sainte-Justine Hospital, Department of PediatricsDivision of Pediatric GastroenterologyMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Nationwide Children's HospitalDivision of Pediatric GastroenterologyColumbusUSA
  3. 3.Gastroenterology and Neural Development, University College LondonInstitute of Child HealthLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60761-708-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60761-709-9
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