Pseudo-obstruction of the bowel. Therapeutic trial of metoclopramide

Am J Dig Dis. 1977 Mar;22(3):263-5. doi: 10.1007/BF01072287.


A patient with chronic idiopathic pseudo-obstruction is reported and the results of a double blind therapeutic trial of metoclopramide are described. Within the limits of this trial metoclopramide was ineffective by all clinical criteria.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Clinical Trial
  • Controlled Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Obstruction / drug therapy*
  • Metoclopramide / therapeutic use*
  • Placebos


  • Placebos
  • Metoclopramide