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Intestinal pseudo-obstruction

  • Alternative Names

    Primary intestinal pseudo-obstruction; Acute colonic ileus; Colonic pseudo-obstruction; Idiopathic intestinal pseudo-obstruction; Ogilvie's syndrome; Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction

    • Abdominal pain
    • Constipation
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Swollen abdomen (abdominal distention)
    • Weight loss

    Signs and tests

    Signs include:

    • Nutritional deficiency

    Tests include:

    • Abdominal manometry
    • Abdominal x-ray
    • Barium swallow, barium small bowel follow-through, or barium enema
    • Colonoscopy
    • Esophageal manometry
    • Gastric emptying radionuclide scan
    • Intestinal radionuclide scan