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J Pediatr. 1995 Oct;127(4):593-6.

Age-related changes in colon motility.

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Harbor-University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, USA.


To assess age-related changes, we analyzed 32 colon manometry studies of children referred for motility studies and found not to have colonic disease. Colon motility was recorded by endoscopically placed water-perfused catheters. There was an inverse correlation between the number of high-amplitude propagated contractions and age, before and after administration of a meal; colonic contractions different from the high-amplitude propagated contractions increased with age.

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