[Paralytic ileus after ileocystoplasty in a patient with spinal cord injury: is homeopathy helpful?]

Urologe A. 2014 Nov;53(11):1661-3. doi: 10.1007/s00120-014-3588-z.
[Article in German]


A paralytic ileus is a typical complication of ileocystoplasty of the bladder. In patients with a spinal cord injury, this risk is higher due to a preexisting neurogenic bowel dysfunction. We present the case of a paraplegic man who developed a massive paralytic ileus after ileocystoplasty and surgical revision. Conventional stimulation of bowel function was unsuccessful; only by an adjunctive homeopathic treatment was normalization of bowel function achieved. Adjunctive homeopathic therapy is a promising treatment option in patients with complex bowel dysfunction after abdominal surgery who do not adequately respond to conventional treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cystectomy / adverse effects*
  • Delphinium / chemistry*
  • Homeopathy / methods
  • Humans
  • Ileum / transplantation*
  • Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction / etiology*
  • Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction / prevention & control*
  • Male
  • Plant Extracts / therapeutic use*
  • Spinal Cord Injuries / complications*
  • Spinal Cord Injuries / therapy
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Plant Extracts