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Neurological levels associated with bowel disorders

Read this article to find out more about the suprapontine, suprasacral and infrasacral levels of lesions for different neurogenic bowel disorders.
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Damage to the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) impacts on the function of the large bowel, the colon, and on the ability to maintain bowel continence.

Table 4.1 below illustrates the bowel dysfunctions associated with neurological diseases at different neurological lesion levels.

Neurological levels associated with bowel disorders

Table 4.1. Neurological levels associated with bowel disorders. Available to download in PDF format.

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