Paralytic ileus

What is Paralytic ileus?

Ileus (; from Greek εἰλεός eileós, "intestinal obstruction") is a disruption of the normal propulsive ability of the gastrointestinal tract. Although ileus originally referred to any lack of digestive propulsion, including any bowel obstruction, up-to-date medical usage restricts its meaning to those disruptions caused by the failure of peristalsis, rather than by mechanical obstruction. Although certain older terms such as gallstone ileus and meconium ileus persist in usage, they are now misnomers (which does not mean that they are incorrect or obsolete, but rather simply that they are known not to sound like what they really are).

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my mother is a CKD patient and has undergone the transplant surgery on 20th march ,i.e almost 10 days back . she was having seviour back pain and a...

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I am considering having my Pancreas removed to avoid cancer. I have Chronic Pancreatitis, and the scare tissue is very bad, so nothing could be...

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Surgery done for removal of pancreas is...

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The doctors at the hospital let me know it was important to have a bowel movement after my abdominal hysterectomy but didn t tell me how quick. I...

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Absence of bowel movement or paralytic ileus after surgery is a common feature but usually last for a...

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