Intestinal pseudoobstruction chronic idiopathic: A digestive disorder where the intestines are unable to contract normally and push food through the digestive system. This results in symptoms similar to an obstruction and hence the name pseudoobstruction. The condition has no obvious cause.
The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Intestinal pseudoobstruction chronic idiopathic includes the 21 symptoms listed below: * Constipation * Vomiting * Diarrhea * Failure to thrive * Seizures * Temperature instability * Swallowing difficulty * Urological abnormalities * Dilatation of small bowel * Delayed gastric emptying * Enlarged duodenum * Constipation * Diarrhea * Failure to thrive * Seizures * Gut malrotation * Short small bowel * Vomiting * Pyloric hypertrophy * Ileal Volvulus * Intestinal obstruction
Adhesions and strangulated hernias usually cause small-bowel obstructions; carcinomas usually cause large-bowel obstructions. A mechanical intestinal obstruction results from a foreign body (fruit pits, gallstones, or worms) or compression of the bowel wall due to stenosis, intussusception, volvulus of the sigmoid or cecum, tumors, or atresia. A nonmechanical obstruction results from a physiologic disturbance, such as paralytic ileus (see Paralytic ileus), electrolyte imbalance, toxicity (uremia or generalized infection), a neurogenic abnormality (spinal cord lesions), or thrombosis or embolism of mesenteric vessels. The three forms of intestinal obstruction are: * simple — blockage prevents intestinal contents from passing with no other complications * strangulated — blood supply to part or all of the obstructed section is cut off in addition to blockage of the lumen * close looped — both ends of a bowel section are occluded, isolating it from the rest of the intestine. In all three forms, the physiologic effects are similar. When intestinal obstruction occurs, fluid, air, and gas collect near the site. Peristalsis increases temporarily as the bowel tries to force its contents through the obstruction, injuring intestinal mucosa and causing distention at and above the site of the obstruction. This distention blocks the flow of venous blood and halts normal absorptive processes. As a result, the bowel begins to secrete water, sodium, and potassium into the fluid pooled in the lumen. This results in distention and enormous amounts of fluid in the gut. An obstruction in the upper intestine results in metabolic alkalosis from dehydration and loss of gastric hydrochloric acid; a lower obstruction causes slower dehydration and loss of intestinal alkaline fluids, resulting in metabolic acidosis. Ultimately, an intestinal obstruction may lead to ischemia, necrosis, and death.
Home medical testing related to Intestinal pseudoobstruction chronic idiopathic: * Colon & Rectal Cancer: Home Testing o Home Colorectal Cancer Tests o Home Fecal Occult Bleeding Tests
Prognosis of Intestinal pseudoobstruction chronic idiopathic: severe in preterm infants resulting frequently in death within 2 years, mild forms may take decades to diagnose
The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Intestinal pseudoobstruction chronic idiopathic includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans. * Surgery - ileostomy