Chronic idiopathic intestinal pseudo-obstruction treated with jejunostomy: case report and literature review

São Paulo Medical Journal = Revista Paulista De Medicina
Carlos Renato Dos Reis LemosJosé Joaquim Ribeiro da Rocha

Abstract

Chronic idiopathic intestinal pseudo-obstruction is a very rare condition. This study describes a male patient who had presented obstructive symptoms for 24 years. He had been treated clinically and had undergone two previous operations in different services, with no clinical improvement or correct diagnosis. He was diagnosed with intestinal obstruction without mechanical factors in our service and underwent jejunostomy, which had a significant decompressive effect. The patient was able to gain weight and presented improvements in laboratory tests. Jejunostomy is a relatively simple surgical procedure that is considered palliative but, in this case, it was resolutive.

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Citations

Dec 19, 2009·Nutrition·Jaya BenjaminGovind K Makharia
Sep 26, 2017·Therapeutic Delivery·Viviana De CaroLibero Italo Giannola

Related Concepts

Chronic Disease
Visceral Myopathy
Jejunal Diseases
Creation of Jejunostomy
Diagnostic Radiologic Examination
Diagnosis
Intestinal Obstruction
Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction
Creation of Jejunostomy
Laboratory Procedures

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