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Clinical Evaluation of Visceral Pain

  • Satish S. C. Rao

Abstract

Because of rigorous efforts to characterize visceral pain, today, visceral hyperalgesia has emerged as the key mechanism for unexplained chest pain, unexplained abdominal pain, functional dyspepsia, and irritable bowel syndrome (1,2). Consequently, several innovative techniques have been developed both for evoking visceral pain and for identifying the locus of this problem. This chapter will focus on the methods that are currently available for the evaluation of visceral sensation and pain.

Keywords

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Functional Dyspepsia Irritable Bowel Syndrome Patient Visceral Pain Balloon Distention 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Satish S. C. Rao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of Iowa College of MedicineIowa CityUSA

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