Intestinal pseudo-obstruction. Definition

Medical Definition: intestinal pseudo-obstruction

Abdominal box simulating a bowel obstruction, but in which there is no mechanical obstacle to the intestinal transit, but a decrease in peristalsis, intestinal dilatation by an alteration of the nerve plexus of the intestine. It can affect the small intestine and the bulk. Treated with prokinetic agents, but may need a bowel transplant as the only possible treatment. View motility.

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