(Adynamic Ileus; Paralytic Ileus; Nonmechanical Bowel Obstruction; Ogilvie’s Syndrome; Colonic Pseudo-obstruction)
|Small Bowel Distention|
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- Abdominal, joint, or spine surgery
- Intestinal injury or trauma
- Severe generalized trauma
- Abdominal bleeding.
- Infections, such as:
- Heart attack or stroke
- Imbalance of electrolytes, especially potassium and calcium
- Disorders that affect muscle function
- Use of certain drugs, such as narcotic pain drugs, high blood pressure medication, or chemotherapy
- A previous history of ileus
- Abdominal swelling
- Inability to pass stool or gas
Nasogastric Suction (NG Tube)
Intravenous Fluids and Electrolytes
American Gastroenterological Association http://www.gastro.org
International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders http://www.iffgd.org
Canadian Digestive Health Foundation http://www.cdhf.ca
The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology http://www.cag-acg.org
Acute intestinal pseud-obstruction. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated March 5, 2013. Accessed July 25, 2013.
Intestinal obstruction and ileus. Patient UK website. Available at: http://patient.info/doctor/intestinal-obstruction-and-ileus. Updated April 20, 2010. Accessed July 25, 2013.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 06/2015 -
- Update Date: 06/16/2014 -
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