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What is Intestinal obstruction?

What is Intestinal obstruction?

  • Intestinal obstruction: Blockage in the intestines of the digestive tract.
  • Intestinal obstruction: blockage of the intestine (especially the ileum) that prevents the contents of the intestine from passing to the lower bowel.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Intestinal obstruction: Introduction

Types of Intestinal obstruction:

Types of Intestinal obstruction:

Broader types of Intestinal obstruction:

How many people get Intestinal obstruction?

Incidence (annual) of Intestinal obstruction: 6,112 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
Incidence Rate of Intestinal obstruction: approx 1 in 746 or 0.13% or 364,563 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Intestinal obstruction?

Complications of Intestinal obstruction: see complications of Intestinal obstruction

What causes Intestinal obstruction?

Causes of Intestinal obstruction: see causes of Intestinal obstruction

What are the symptoms of Intestinal obstruction?

Symptoms of Intestinal obstruction: see symptoms of Intestinal obstruction

Complications of Intestinal obstruction: see complications of Intestinal obstruction

Intestinal obstruction: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Intestinal obstruction.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Intestinal obstruction.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Intestinal obstruction: see treatments for Intestinal obstruction
Research for Intestinal obstruction: see research for Intestinal obstruction

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Hospitalization statistics for Intestinal obstruction: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Intestinal obstruction:

  • 0.198% (25,280) of hospital consultant episodes were for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 75% of hospital consultant episodes for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 46% of hospital consultant episodes for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54% of hospital consultant episodes for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Intestinal obstruction:

Organs and body systems related to Intestinal obstruction include:

Name and Aliases of Intestinal obstruction

Main name of condition: Intestinal obstruction

Other names or spellings for Intestinal obstruction:

Ileus
Source - WordNet 2.1

Intestinal obstruction: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Intestinal obstruction:

 

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