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Colo-Rectal-Anal Pathophysiology and Pharmacology

Gutman, Robert E. MD*; Ellerkmann, R. Mark MD

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery: July-August 2003 - Volume 9 - Issue 4 - p 149-158
doi: 10.1097/
Fellows Lecture Series

This article is a comprehensive review of the causes of defecatory dysfunction relevant to the pelvic surgeon and gynecologist, including pharmacologic management.

From the *Division of Gynecologic Subspecialties, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; and the †Division of Urogynecology/Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland.

Correspondence and reprint requests to: Robert E. Gutman, MD, Division of Gynecologic Subspecialties Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics Johns Hopkins Medicine 600 N. Wolfe Street, Harvey 319 Baltimore, MD 21287. E-mail:

© 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.