Greig, E.; Chambers, A.; Evans, D.; Scott, M.; Martin, J.; Powell-Tuck, J.
April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA74
Academic Journal
Chronic idiopathic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIIP) is characterised by a failure of intestinal propulsion in the absence of mechanical obstruction. Patients with CIIP may have characteristic histological, radiographic, or manometric findings. CIIP may be primary, or secondary. CIIP is difficult to classify clinically and diagnosis may depend upon several investigations. Patients with normal histology but abnormal manometric or radiographic findings often present with pain first, are more likely to need home parenteral nutrition and may have a high mortality.


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