colonic inertia


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inertia

 [in-er´shah] (L.)
inactivity; inability to move spontaneously.
colonic inertia weak muscular activity of the colon, leading to distention of the organ and constipation.
uterine inertia sluggishness of uterine contractions in labor.

colonic inertia

A decreased rate or frequency of bowel activity, often associated with constipation.
See also: inertia
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We reviewed the slides with full knowledge of whether the slides were from patients with colonic inertia or adenocarcinoma.
Eight cases were accessioned in the relevant time interval with the term colonic inertia in the clinical history, and review of the corresponding electronic clinical files confirmed the clinical impression of colonic inertia for all of these 8 cases.
Although all massive submucosal ganglia lacked mitoses, interestingly, the specimen from the woman with colonic inertia that showed 4 massive submucosal ganglia also showed 1 mitotically active giant submucosal ganglion.
Although subtotal colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis appears to be the surgical treatment of choice for those with colonic inertia, it "is not an operation to cure symptoms.