Chapter 13. Constipation and Continence

  1. Kate Thomson MBBS, FRACP General Paediatrician2,3,
  2. Dean Tey MBBS Allergy and Immunology Fellow4 and
  3. Michael Marks MBBS, MPH, MD, FRACP Paediatrician Senior Lecturer5,6
  1. Susie Gibb and
  2. Michael Harari MBBS, FRACP Paediatrician

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch13

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Gibb, S. and Harari, M. (2009) Constipation and Continence, in Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition (eds K. Thomson, D. Tey and M. Marks), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Developmental Medicine, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  2. 3

    Emergency Department, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  3. 4

    Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 5

    Department of General Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  5. 6

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Author Information

  1. Department of General Medicine and Continence Clinic, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405174008

Online ISBN: 9781444308051



  • constipation;
  • polysymptomatic nocturnal enuresis (PNE);
  • chronic constipation;
  • chronic constipation (CC) - functional faecal retention;
  • nocturnal enuresis - bedwetting in children;
  • monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis (MNE);
  • pathology - neurological and urological


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Chronic constipation

  • Faecal incontinence

  • Assessment of chronic constipation and faecal incontinence

  • Nocturnal enuresis

  • Daytime wetting without NE