In these children, colon motility is significantly reduced. The basis of the bowel management program in these patients is to teach parents to clean the child's colon once a day with a suppository, an enema, or colonic irrigation. No special diet or medications are necessary. The fact that these children suffer from constipation (hypomotility) is helpful, as it helps them remain clean between enemas. The real challenge is to find an enema capable of completely cleaning the colon. Definitive evidence that the colon is truly empty following an enema requires a plain abdominal radiograph. Soiling episodes or "accidents" occur when there is incomplete bowel cleaning and feces that progressively accumulates.
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