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Table 4 Occurrence of Symptoms in Patients with a Diagnosis of AMC

From: Symptoms and diagnostic criteria of acquired Megacolon - a systematic literature review

Authors Year No. pts Const. Diarr. Faecal incont. Vomit. Gas distress Abdo. pain Dist. Faecal impact. Painful evac. Digital evac. Abdo. mass Pseudo-obstruct.
Kantor [7] 1924 62 48 16   14 45 36       
Lane and Todd [19] 1977 42 42   13    21 12      
Stabile et al.a [3] 1991 40 40   14    34 40 14 16 8 14  
Basilisco et al. [21] 1996 14 8       12      4
Gattuso et al. [22] 1997 48     1   35 24 13   1   
Gattuso et al. [27] 1998 1 1      1 1      
Lee et al. [23] 2005 9 6      1       
Iantorno et al. [24] 2007 9 9            
Total (mean %)   225 154
(68%)
16 27 15 45 128
(57%)
89 (40%) 27 16 9 14 4
  1. No number, pts. patients, const constipation, diarr diarrhea, incont incontinence, vomit vomiting, abdo abdominal, dist distension, impact impaction, evac evacuation, obstruct obstruction
  2. a includes patients with whole colon and left colon only involvement