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obstipation

 [ob″stĭ-pa´shun]
intractable constipation.

ob·sti·pa·tion

(ob'sti-pā'shŭn),
Intestinal obstruction; severe constipation.
[L. ob, against, + stipo, pp. -atus, to crowd]

obstipation

(ŏb′stə-pā′shən)
n.
Severe constipation caused by intestinal obstruction.

obstipation

(1) Intestinal obstruction or blockage. 
(2) Constipation, see there.

ob·sti·pa·tion

(ob'sti-pā'shŭn)
Intestinal obstruction; severe constipation.
[L. ob, against, + stipo, pp. -atus, to crowd]
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However, only 69 (39%) patients had obstipation. For these four cardinal features of SBO, sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV) and negative predictive value (NPV) were calculated.
The patient reported a history of initial non-bloody diarrhoea with mucus, followed by obstipation and distension.
In addition, the patient had obstipation and postprandial vomiting for three days.
A more common restrictor, however is high intra-abdominal pressure caused by ascites, "third spacing" of fluid during sepsis, post-operative abdominal surgical changes, obstipation, etc.
If conservative management with observation and bowel rest fails, or the patient complains of severe abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, obstipation, or signs and symptoms of peritonitis, such as the patient in Case 3, immediate surgical intervention is necessary.
If untreated, the condition can proceed to obstipation, a more stubborn fecal impaction that can require prolonged hospitalization and more elaborate therapy--for example, manual removal of hardened fecal matter from an anesthetized dog's colon.
Patient detailed past history of intermittent abdominal distension, obstipation, irritability, poor feeding and copious non-projectile, non-bilious emesis since one week of age.
A 34-year-old man with no history of previous abdominal surgery or external hernias presented with a 7-day history of abdominal distension, peri-umbilical cramping pain, left-sided pleuritic chest pain and subsequent obstipation and vomiting.
Diagnosis and management in children with severe and protracted constipation and obstipation. Journal of Pediatrics, 62, 261-275.
The most plausible explanation for the distended proventriculus, assuming the bird was not PDD-positive, was enlargement due to chronic obstipation.
We selected 72 patients presenting with suspicion of malignancy (unexplained body weight loss and chronic fatigue associated with chronic rectal hemorrhage and/or intermittent obstipation, hemoptysis, and/or pathognomonic aspect of tumoral development on chest radiographs).