IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME: DIAGNOSIS – “MASK” OF INTESTINAL ABNORMAL DEVELOPMENT


I.A. Oganezova (1, 2), O.I. Medvedeva (1), E.V. Skazyvaeva (1), N.V. Smirnova (2), L.E. Alekseeva (2)

1) Department of Propaedeutics of Internal Diseases, Gastroenterology and Dietology FSBEI HE “NWSMU n.a. I.I. Mechnikov” of RMH, St. Petersburg; 2) PHU “SUE Vodokanal of St. Petersburg”, St. Petersburg
Elongation of the colon or one of its departments – dolichocolon – is the most frequent anomaly of development of the colon, which occurs with a frequency of 23.8 to 31.0% in virtually all age groups. The main clinical manifestation of dolichocolon is persistent constipation and abdominal pain, which gives grounds to diagnose irritable bowel syndrome in patients. If the therapy is ineffective, it is necessary to perform an x-ray examination of the intestines, which can reveal the true cause of the pain syndrome and intestinal transit disorders in a number of cases.

About the Autors


Corresponding author: I.A. Oganezova – MD, Prof. at the Department of Propaedeutics of Internal Diseases, Gastroenterology and Dietology FSBEI HE «North-Western State Medical University n.a. I.I. Mechnikov» of RMH, St. Petersburg; tel. 8 (921) 437-89-54: e-mail: oganezova@rambler.ru


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