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Lane's syndrome

Alternative eponyms

  • Arbuthnot Lane syndrome
  • Lane's disease

Related people

A syndrome of colonic inertia, contraction and lack of relaxation of the pelvis muscles (mainly of the puborectalis muscle), and rectal obstruction.

Description

A syndrome prevalent in women characteised by colonic inertia, contraction and lack of relaxation of the pelvis muscles, and rectal obstruction.

Bibliography

  • W. A. Lane:
    The obstruction of the ileum which develops in chronic intestinal stasis.
    Lancet, 1910, 1: 1193-1194.

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