intestinal pseudoobstruction

(redirected from Colonic pseudo-obstruction)

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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Motor complications can be somatic including cranial like Ramsay-Hunt syndrome and peripheral like segmental paresis of the limbs diaphragm or abdominal musculature and visceral involving the gastrointestinal and urinary tract resulting in colonic pseudo-obstruction and bladder dysfunction.
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).
Surgical treatment of secondary chronic colonic pseudo-obstruction.
Ponec RJ, Saunders MD, Kimmey MB 1999 Neostigmine for the treatment of acute colonic pseudo-obstruction New England Journal of Medicine 341 (3) 137-41
He became more alert and mobile whereas previously he had been bedridden, but at the same time he developed a colonic pseudo-obstruction.
A case of acute colonic pseudo-obstruction in pregnancy.
Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction (Ogilvie's syndrome) following caesarean section for triplets.
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.