Send to

Choose Destination
Pediatr Clin North Am. 2017 Jun;64(3):593-612. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2017.01.011.

Motility Disorders in Children.

Author information

Center for Motility and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02155, USA. Electronic address:


Gastrointestinal motility disorders in the pediatric population are common and can range from benign processes to more serious disorders. Performing and interpreting motility evaluations in children present unique challenges. There are primary motility disorders but abnormal motility may be secondary due to other disease processes. Diagnostic studies include radiographic scintigraphic and manometry studies. Although recent advances in the genetics, biology, and technical aspects are having an important impact and have allowed for a better understanding of the pathophysiology and therapy for gastrointestinal motility disorders in children, further research is needed to be done to have better understanding of the pathophysiology and for better therapies.


Children; High-resolution manometry; Motility studies; Motor disorders of esophagus

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center