ileus

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ileus

[′il·ē·əs]
(medicine)
Acute intestinal obstruction of neurogenic origin.
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Hypoperistalsis or adynamic ileus is frequently seen in the postoperative period and may persist for several weeks.
He concluded that very often the differentiation between adynamic ileus and true mechanical obstruction is difficult to elicit clinically.
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).
This was probably due to the associated severe peritonitis which impedes adequate compression because of reflex rigidity and causes adynamic ileus with dilated bowel loops hiding the appendix from view.