Bowel Loop In Colonoscopy

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Definition

Blind loop syndrome occurs when part of the intestine becomes bypassed, so that digested food slows or stops moving through the intestines. This causes bacteria to grow too much in the intestines and leads to problems in absorbing nutrients.


Alternative Names

Stasis syndrome; Stagnant loop syndrome


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

The name of this condition refers to the "blind loop" formed by the bypassed intestine. This blind loop does not allow digested food to flow normally through...

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