Characterizing Rectoanal Inhibitory Reflex in Constipated Patients using Anorectal Manometry

Posted by Clark Love on Jul 7, 2022 1:25:51 PM


Anorectal manometry (ARM) is a diagnostic test used to evaluate abnormalities

of the anal sphincter muscles and the rectum. If you have a patient who presents an abnormal rectoanal inhibitory reflex (

RAIR) that impacts their ability to defecate normally, it may be worth considering anorectal manometry to assess their need for further treatment. Here's what to know about this diagnostic tool.

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Topics: Anorectal Manometry, Rectoanal Inhibitory Reflexes

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