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Elimination Disorders

  • Vera Loening-Baucke

Abstract

Chronic constipation, with or without encopresis, and enuresis are elimination disorders that frequently occur in childhood, may continue through adolescence, and occasionally persist into adulthood. These entities have a number of features in common, are most commonly functional (idiopathic) in etiology, and are frequently encountered by family physicians, pediatricians, and child psychiatrists. Both are different in many ways and will be discussed separately with regard to pathophysiology, assessment and findings, management, prognosis, and referral.

Keywords

Anal Fissure Chronic Constipation Bladder Capacity Nocturnal Enuresis Anorectal Manometry 
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