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GIT CHANGES AFTER SCI

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GIT CHANGES AFTER SCI

1. Some ganglionic cell loss within the colon. There is general reduction in colonic motility.
2. Dysphagia is common after anterior cervical procedures, halo brace application and hard collars.
3. Dissociation of the antral and duododenal motility, gastric pacemaker potentials no longer originate from the antrum - in tetraplegia.
4. Decreased gallbladder motility - in injuries above T10.
5. Decreased mouth-to-caecum transit time - injuries above T1.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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