intestinal pseudoobstruction

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in·tes·ti·nal pseu·do·ob·struc·tion

clinical manifestations falsely suggesting obstruction of the small intestine, usually occurring in patients with multiple jejunal diverticula.

intestinal pseudoobstruction

Etymology: L, intestinum, intestine; Gk, pseudes, false; L, obstruere, to build against
a condition characterized by constipation, colicky pain, and vomiting, but without evidence of organic obstruction apparent at laparotomy.
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The diagnosis of caecal bascule, however, is difficult because it mimics other conditions such as volvulus, obstruction and acute colonic pseudo-obstruction (Ogilvie's syndrome).
0]-thalassemia disease developed acute colonic pseudo-obstruction that became chronic but showed some response to hydroxyurea.
We think that these two patients represent the first descriptions of colonic pseudo-obstruction in sickle cell disease.
In 1997, 5 years after her laparotomy for acute intestinal obstruction, barium studies revealed a radiologically normal small bowel but a sluggish, moderately dilated colon free of any obstructive lesions but consistent with chronic colonic pseudo-obstruction.
On the basis of previous experience, a diagnosis of acute colonic pseudo-obstruction was made.
The course of illness in these two sickle cell disease patients was complicated by bouts of acute colonic pseudo-obstruction (Ogilivie's syndrome).
The pathogenesis of colonic pseudo-obstruction is unclear, however, for not only were various disorders such as collagen vascular diseases, visceral myopathies, and neuropathies reportedly associated with intestinal pseudo-obstruction (10) excluded, but no evidence of microvascular occlusion was found on light or electron microscopy of various sections of the bowel wall.
Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction developed in two patients with severe sickle cell disease.
Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction became chronic in one patient but was followed by full recovery in the second patient.