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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185

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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