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Overall, 65% of the patients had colonic inertia and 59% had pelvic outlet obstruction.
I can't tell you which [upper GI] test should be done," he said, but the goal in patients with colonic inertia is to try to differentiate patients suffering from GI dysmotility from others.
The delayed gastric emptying identified in patients with STC may be a component of pangastrointestinal tract abnormality in these patients or due to colonic inertia, as it has been shown in animals and humans.