ileus

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Synonyms for ileus

blockage of the intestine (especially the ileum) that prevents the contents of the intestine from passing to the lower bowel

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2) If incompetent, diffuse gaseous distention of both the small and large bowel results, making differentiation from adynamic ileus difficult.
Goals of imaging in bowel obstruction Confirm or suggest the diagnosis of bowel obstruction Differentiate mechanical obstruction from adynamic ileus Define the level of obstruction Small-bowel obstruction: proximal, mid, or distal Large-bowel obstruction: specific colonic segment Grade the severity of obstruction (low, intermediate, or high) Identify surgical emergencies (closed loop and strangulation) Identify the cause of obstruction Table 4.
After overcoming severe postoperative complications (delayed adynamic ileus, Candida tropicalis septicemia, and Clostridium difficile bowel infection), the patient was discharged in fairly good conditions (July 2001).