Intervista al prof. Osvaldo Borrelli
1Direttore del Dipartimento di Gastroenterologia Pediatrica del “Great Hormond Hospital for Sick Children” di Londra. Membro dell’ESPGHAN e della SIGENP.
There are a variety of motility disorders that can affect the GI tract from the very top (esophagus) to the very bottom (colon and rectum). Each part of the GI tract – esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine – has a unique function to perform in digestion, and each has a distinct type of motility and sensation. When motility or sensations are not appropriate for performing this function, symptoms occur. Proper evaluation of patients with suspected gastrointestinal motility disorders is important to correctly diagnose a patient’s condition and to treat the patient in an appropriate manner. Tests of gastrointestinal (GI) motility allow the assessment and identification of abnormal patterns and physiology. For each area of the GI tract, there are different GI motility tests that assess different functions and provide different types of information.