Intestinal Obstructions

  • V. I. Sreenivas

Abstract

Under normal conditions, the contents of the gastrointestinal tract move from the cephalic to the caudal end. Intestinal obstruction results from an interference with this normal transport, which may be caused by mechanical factors or by impaired motor activity of the gut. The term “paralytic ileus” or “adynamic ileus” denotes the latter condition.

Keywords

Bowel Obstruction Small Bowel Obstruction Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis Large Bowel Obstruction Gallstone Ileus 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. I. Sreenivas
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.The Hospital of Saint RaphaelNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  3. 3.Yale New Haven HospitalNew HavenUSA

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