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Intestinal Pseudoobstruction


Synonyms of Intestinal Pseudoobstruction
  • Chronic Idiopathic Intestinal Pseudoobstruction
  • CIIP
  • Congenital Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Hypomotility Disorder
  • Pseudointestinal Obstruction Syndrome
  • Pseudoobstructive Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Intestinal pseudoobstruction is a digestive disorder that may be present at birth. The intestinal walls are unable to contract normally (hypomotility) to generate wave-like (peristaltic) motion. This condition resembles a true obstruction, but no such blockage exists. Abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, malabsorption of nutrients leading to weight loss and/or failure to thrive, are signal signs. Enlargement of various parts of the small intestine or bowel also occur.

    There are two kinds of Intestinal pseudoobstruction, depending on the source of the failure of the gastrointestinal tract. If the problem is abnormal functioning of the nerves of the abdominal wall leading to non-synchronized contractions, then the episode is classified as neurogenic and the disorder is known as neuropathic pseudoobstruction. If the functional failure can be traced to weak or absent contractions of the muscle itself, then it is classified as myogenic and the disorder is known as myopathic pseudoobstruction.
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    Organizations related to Intestinal Pseudoobstruction
    • Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD)
      AGMD International Corporate Headquarters
      Bedford MA 01730
      Phone #: 781-275-1300
      800 #: --
      e-mail: digestive.motility@gmail.com
      Home page: http://www.agmd-gimotility.org
    • Bowel Group for Kids Incorporated
      Bowel Group for Kids Inc.-Stet
      Oakdale, NSW None 2570
      Phone #: 61 -2 4-659 6186
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: gribbins@ozemail.com.au
      Home page: N/A
    • CORE
      3 St. Andrews Place
      London None NW1 4LB
      Phone #: 020- 74-86 0341
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@corecharity.org.uk
      Home page: http://www.corecharity.org.uk
    • Gastroparesis and Dysmotilities Association
      5520 Dalhart Hill N.W.
      Calgary, AB None T3A 1S9
      Phone #: 403--24-7-3215
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: jkf@gpda.net
      Home page: http://www.digestivedistress.com
    • International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
      P.O. Box 170864
      Milwaukee WI 53217
      Phone #: 414-964-1799
      800 #: 888-964-2001
      e-mail: iffgd@iffgd.org
      Home page: http://www.iffgd.org
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • NIH/National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive & Kidney Diseases
      Endocrine Diseases Metabolic Diseases Branch
      Bethesda MD 20892-3570
      Phone #: 301-654-3810
      800 #: --
      e-mail: NDDIC@info.niddk.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niddk.nih.gov



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