Obstruction of small intestine
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- Mechanical obstruction of small intestine or proximal colon, eg, adhesions, volvulus, Crohn’s disease
- Acute paralytic ileus due to:
- Gastrointestinal (GI) or abdominal surgery
- Peritoneal irritation, eg, peritonitis, pancreatitis, ruptured viscus
- Severe medical illness, eg, sepsis, electrolyte abnormality
- Drugs, eg, opioids, anticholinergics
- Myxedema (hypothyroidism)
- Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction
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Last updated: December 1, 2014
Zeiger, Roni F.. "Obstruction of Small Intestine." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114486/all/Obstruction_of_small_intestine.
Zeiger RF. Obstruction of small intestine. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114486/all/Obstruction_of_small_intestine. Accessed April 25, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Obstruction of small intestine. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114486/all/Obstruction_of_small_intestine
Zeiger RF. Obstruction of Small Intestine [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 April 25]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114486/all/Obstruction_of_small_intestine.
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