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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

n. intestinal obstruction, usually obstruction of the small intestine (ileum). Paralytic or adynamic ileus is functional obstruction of the ileum due to loss of intestinal...

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ileus

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 124 words.

n. intestinal obstruction, usually obstruction of the small intestine (ileum). Paralytic or adynamic ileus is functional obstruction of the ileum

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ileus

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

n. intestinal obstruction, usually obstruction of the small intestine (ileum). Paralytic or adynamic ileus is functional obstruction of the ileum due to loss of intestinal...

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ileus

David A. Bender.

in A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 17 words.

Functional obstruction of the small intestine as a result of loss of peristalsis, commonly following surgery.

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ileus

David A. Bender.

in A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 17 words.

Functional obstruction of the small intestine as a result of loss of peristalsis, commonly following surgery.

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Spontaneous resolution of a gallstone ileus

JA Roberts and AL Lambrianides.

in Journal of Surgical Case Reports

March 2012; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery. 940 words.

Gallstone ileus is an uncommon complication of cholelithiasis, usually associated with an internal biliary fistula. Management of gallstone ileus is surgical with enterolithotomy the...

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A simple case of gallstone ileus?

Ian Farrell and Paul Turner.

in Journal of Surgical Case Reports

P ublished online January 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Gastro-intestinal and Colorectal Surgery. 917 words.

A 68-year-old gentleman presented with abdominal distension and faeculent vomiting. He had a background of cerebral palsy with learning difficulties making history taking problematic. A CT...

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<i>Cutis laxa</i> presenting as recurrent ileus

Shishira Bharadwaj, Prakash Shrestha, Tushar D. Gohel and Maninder Singh.

in Gastroenterology Report

February 2016; p ublished online July 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Gastroenterology. 893 words.

Cutis laxa (CL) is a rare connective tissue disorder characterized by phenotypic appearance of loose and redundant skin. CL can be congenital or acquired. Congenital forms...

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Risk Factors for Ileus in Patients with Schizophrenia

Jimmi Nielsen and Jonathan M. Meyer.

in Schizophrenia Bulletin

May 2012; p ublished online November 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 4102 words.

Constipation is a known side effect of psychotropics that possess high affinity for muscarinic cholinergic receptors. In severe cases, constipation progresses to ileus and bowel ischemia,...

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Metastatic breast cancer presenting as a gallstone ileus

Shaheel M. Sahebally, Rishabh Sehgal, Justin Kelly, Peter N. Faul and David Waldron.

in Journal of Surgical Case Reports

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Gastro-intestinal and Colorectal Surgery. 1109 words.

Metastatic breast cancer to the small bowel (SB) presenting as gallstone ileus and resulting in SB obstruction has not been described previously. A 76-year-old woman with previous...

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Ileus and obstruction in the critically ill

Philip Stevens and Paul Dark.

in Oxford Textbook of Critical Care

April 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care. 2787 words.

Obstruction is the commonest cause of acute intestinal failure in critical care. Management is dependent upon whether it is adynamic or mechanical in origin. Paralytic ileus is managed...

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