Characterization of haustral activity in the human colon Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Here, we present the first full characterization and quantification of motor patterns that we infer to be confined to single haustra, both intrahaustral activity and haustral boundary activity, in the human colon using high-resolution manometry. Haustral activity is intermittent but consistently present in about half of the haustra. Intrahaustral activity presents as a cyclic motor pattern of mixed propagation direction dominated by simultaneous pressure waves that can resolve into checkerboard segmentation, allowing for mixing, absorption, and stool formation.

publication date

  • June 1, 2021