How is neurogenic bowel managed in central cord syndrome (CCS)?

Updated: May 21, 2020
  • Author: Michelle J Alpert, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Neurogenic bowel

  • Given the lack of bowel control that often results from SCI, patients should be started on a regular bowel program to avoid incontinence. In addition, the patient should have adequate fluid intake to avoid constipation/fecal impaction.

  • The use of evacuants and/or manual removal by way of digital stimulation or other methods should be instituted.


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