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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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These factors may also contribute to the development of a postoperative ileus.
3] With laparoscopic technique for colon and rectum resection, patients have less postoperative pain, shortened postoperative ileus, reduced duration of hospital stay with rapid recovery and quick resumption of normal daily activities.
The condition, known as postoperative ileus, leads to abdominal pain, nausea, constipation and many other extremely uncomfortable feelings.
Postoperative ileus is a common complication following abdominal surgery, particularly for patients undergoing laparotomy.
The patient is receiving nothing by mouth and has a nasogastric tube to intermittent low wall suction for postoperative ileus.
In our study, 4 patients in the ERAS arm and 2 patients in the traditionally treated arm developed postoperative ileus.
Complications, such as postoperative pulmonary complications (PPC), prolonged postoperative ileus and the sequelae of prolonged immobility are potentially preventable with physiotherapy interventions.
The patient will have some degree of postoperative ileus therefore, should be kept fasting till orogastric tube aspirate becomes minimal with the return of bowel sounds.
The risk of vomiting was increased among patients with enteral nutrition6,9,10, but there was no significant difference in postoperative ileus, abdominal distention, time to presence of flatus, time to first passage of stools, post operative nasogastric placement, febrile morbidity, wound complications, or pneumonia11,12.
I nearly died from complications that included acute renal failure, dehydration, hypokalemia, and a postoperative ileus that persisted for 8 days.

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