intestinal pseudoobstruction(redirected from Intestinal pseudo-obstruction)
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clinical manifestations falsely suggesting obstruction of the small intestine, usually occurring in patients with multiple jejunal diverticula.
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.