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2022 Aug 10

Rev Esp Med Nucl Imagen Mol (Engl Ed)

Utility of gastrointestinal transit scintigraphy in the evaluation of chronic constipation.


Infante JR, Baena A, Martínez A, Rayo JI, Serrano J, Jiménez P, Lavado MC
Rev Esp Med Nucl Imagen Mol (Engl Ed). 2022 Aug 10.
PMID: 35963760.


Chronic constipation is a common pathology in clinical practice. In the absence of response to treatment, assessment of gastrointestinal function is recommended. This can be performed by scintigraphy, although its use is not widespread. The aim of this paper was to assess the utility of gastrointestinal transits scintigraphy in patients with chronic constipation.