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 child described in this report had attacks of intestinal pseudo-obstruction as the main clinical manifestation of his disease.
There are a number of intestinal motility disorders in which defects in innervation and loss or structural alteration of ICCs have been reported, for example, hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, Hirschsprung disease, intestinal pseudo-obstruction, and slow-transit constipation.
Key CIP = chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction SBS = short bowel syndrome

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