The ileocecal area and the irritable bowel syndrome

S. F. Phillips, M. Camilleri

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Located between two ecologically and physiologically distinct segments of gut, the ileocolonic junction possesses specific motor functions that determine how contents move between the small bowel and colon. This article describes these functions and proposes that their perturbation may contribute to the symptoms experienced by patients with the irritable bowel syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-311
Number of pages15
JournalGastroenterology Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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