Motility Evaluation in the Patient with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2016 Oct;26(4):719-38. doi: 10.1016/j.giec.2016.06.010. Epub 2016 Aug 25.


Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) suffer frequently from functional bowel diseases (FBD) and motility disorders. Management of FBD and motility disorders in IBD combined with continued treatment of a patient's IBD symptoms will likely lead to better clinical outcomes and improve the patient's quality of life. The goals of this review were to summarize the most recent literature on motility disturbances in patients with IBD and to give a brief overview of the ranges of motility disturbances, from reflux disease to anorectal disorders, and discuss their diagnosis and specific management.

Keywords: Dyssynergic defecation; Fecal incontinence; Functional bowel disease; Gastroesophageal reflux disease; Gastroparesis; Irritable bowel syndrome; Motility disorders; Small bowel bacterial overgrowth.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Disease Management
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases / etiology*
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases / physiopathology
  • Gastrointestinal Motility / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / complications*
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / physiopathology