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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Intestinal pseudo-obstruction as a presenting manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus: case report and review of the literature.
Absence or reduction in the number of ICCs has been implicated in several disorders of human gastrointestinal motility, including hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, Hirschsprung disease, intestinal pseudo-obstruction, and slow-transit constipation.
Her group recently merged with another support group to form the American Pseudo-Obstruction and Hirschsprung's Disease Society, Inc.
Considerable caution should be advised before OSMOPREP Tablets are used in patients with severe renal insufficiency, congestive heart failure, ascites, unstable angina, gastric retention, ileus, acute obstruction or pseudo-obstruction of the bowel, severe chronic constipation, bowel perforation, acute colitis, toxic megacolon, gastric bypass or stapling surgery, or hypomotility syndrome.
True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer: Hollow visceral myopathy (HVM) is a myopathic cause of chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction.
Pseudo-obstruction, blind loop syndrome, jejunal dyskinesia, chronic diverticulitis complicated by the formation of enterolith, and vitamin B-12 malabsorption secondary to chronic stasis and bacterial overgrowth within the jejunal diverticula have also been reported.
Abstract: A case of intestinal pseudo-obstruction as a presenting manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus is presented.
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Joshua was born with a rare disease called neuropathic intestinal pseudo-obstruction that made it impossible for him to digest food normally.
VISICOL Tablets are not to be used in patients with congestive heart failure, ascites, unstable angina pectoris, gastric retention, ileus or acute obstruction or pseudo-obstruction, severe chronic constipation, bowel perforation, acute colitis, toxic megacolon or hypomotility syndrome.
0]-thalassemia disease developed acute colonic pseudo-obstruction that became chronic but showed some response to hydroxyurea.

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