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Intestinal obstruction causing colic, vomiting, and constipation.

[Latin īleus, from Greek eileos, from eilein, to squeeze, hold in check; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]


(Pathology) obstruction of the intestine, esp the ileum, by mechanical occlusion or as the result of distension of the bowel following loss of muscular action
[C18: from Latin īleos severe colic, from Greek eileos a rolling, twisting, from eilein to roll]


(ˈɪl i əs)

intestinal obstruction characterized by lack of peristalsis and leading to severe colicky pain and vomiting.
[1700–10; < Latin īleus colic < Greek eileós, akin to eílein to roll]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ileus - blockage of the intestine (especially the ileum) that prevents the contents of the intestine from passing to the lower bowel
enteropathy - a disease of the intestinal tract
blockage, obstruction - the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction


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References in classic literature ?
53) Eustathius identifies Ileus with Oileus, father of Aias.
He needed major bowel surgery when he was just one day old because he was born with meconium ileus with a blockage of his bowel, which we discovered happens to around 10% of people with cystic fibrosis.
The operation showed she suffered from abdominal muscle haematoma and adhesive ileus.
In adults, delay in diagnosis and definitive treatment may be a direct result of common symptomatology between postoperative ileus and intussusception.
Part one includes definitions, general principles of prevention, hemostasis and bleeding, postop infections, the wound, leaking GI anastomoses, abdominal wall dehiscence, ileus, minimal access, dealing with patients, families, lawyers, and yourself, and the Third World, and rural settings.
FOSRENOL is contraindicated in patients with bowel obstruction, ileus, and fecal impaction.
Gallstone ileus is an uncommon complication of cholelithiasis.
The present article discusses particular aspects of ERAS protocols which represent fundamental shifts in surgical practice, including perioperative nutrition, management of postoperative ileus and the use of mechanical bowel preparation.
The use of chewing gum in the postoperative period has been well established in the treatment of ileus resulting from abdominal surgery.
difficile (culture or toxin assay) should be performed only on diarrheal stool unless an ileus due to C.
This report describes the symptoms, diagnosis, and management of Bouveret syndrome, as well as its prevalence and differentiation from gallstone ileus.