[Chronic idiopathic intestinal pseudo-obstruction]

Minerva Chir. 1991 Jul;46(13-14):747-53.
[Article in Italian]


The clinical course and the treatment of two patients with chronic idiopathic pseudo-obstruction are reported. Venting enterostomy to reduce the frequency of the occlusive symptoms and home parenteral nutrition to correct malnutrition have been employed, after the failure of aggressive medical treatment with prokinetic drugs. These measures improved symptoms of obstructions and allowed the reestablishment of oral alimentation. Therefore, according to medical literature, we suggest that patients with chronic idiopathic pseudo-obstruction can be safety managed for prolonged period with this treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Chronic Disease
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Duodenal Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Duodenal Diseases / surgery*
  • Duodenostomy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ileal Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Ileal Diseases / surgery
  • Ileocecal Valve*
  • Ileostomy
  • Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction / diagnostic imaging
  • Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction / surgery*
  • Radiography