Disease Information for Large bowel obstruction

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Abdominal Distension
Abdominal Distension in Children
Abdominal distension/protrusion/sign
Abdominal Distention
Abdominal fullness feeling
Abdominal Mass
Abdominal Pain
Abdominal Pain Crampy
Absence of bowel sounds
Active Bowel Sounds
Acute abdomen
Acute surgical abdomen
Anorexia Decreased appetite
Anorexia in Children
Borborygmi/Bowel sound increased
Colicky Abdominal Pain
Constipation in Elderly
Diffuse Abdominal Pain
Diffuse tenderness/abdomen on exam
Empty rectal ampulla
Guarding/abdominal sign
Hypogastric Pain
Increased abdominal girth/Potbelly
Large bowel symptoms/signs
Left Lower Quadrant Pain in Elderly
Left Lower Quadrant Pain/Tenderness
Left Upper Quadrant Pain/Tenderness
Lower Abdominal Pain
Mid-Abdominal Pain
Nausea
Poorly Localized Abdominal Pain
Protruberant Abdomen
Severe abdominal pain
Splenic flexure pain/syndrome
Tender Hypogastrium
Upper Abdominal Pain
Vomiting
Vomiting feculent material
Vomiting in Children
Characteristic breath odor
Feculent breath
Foul breath
Foul taste in mouth
Halitosis
Hesitancy Urination
Suprapubic pain
Demographics & Risk Factors
Past History
Past history/Diverticulitis/Complication
Established Disease Population
Patient/Down's syndrome
Patient/Amebiasis/colitis
Patient/Diverticulitis/diverticulosis
Patient/Familial polyposis/coli
Patient/Endometriosis
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Adult/all
Population/Sixties-adult
Diagnostic Test Results
X-RAY
Xray/Abdominal film abnormalities/ABD/KUB
Xray/Bowel gas increased/ABD
Xray/Distended bowel loops/Abd film
Xray/Fluid levels/bowel loops/ABD
Xray/Laddering gas pattern/ABD
X-RAY With contrast
BE/Abnormality (barium enema)
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Adenocarcinoma, colon
Peritonitis. acute
Associated Disease & Complications
Constipation
Ileus
Intestinal/bowel obstruction
Intestinal/Bowel Obstruction in Children
Large bowel obstruction
Obstipation
Peritonitis. acute
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Colon manifestation/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Intestinal/stomach/gut (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Blood volume/decrease/low
Pathophysiology/Mechanical Bowel Obstruction
Pathophysiology/Peristalsis increased
Process
PROCESS/Structural/anatomic/foreign body (category)
Synonyms
Synonym
Large bowel obstruction, Large bowel obstruction (disorder), Large intestinal obstruction, Synonym/Colon obstruction
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
SX/Laparotomy
Surgical Procedures or Treatments
SX/Surgery
Other Treatments
TX/NPO status
Definition

mechanical obstruction of the colon sets up ilerus; usual causes in adults are cancer, diverticulitiswith or without perforation, volvulus, intusussception,polyp,fecal impaction, hernias, adhesions and strictures; in infants malrotation and torsion of mesentery with infarcted bowel often lethal; always surgery often emergent is indicated; watch for perforated viscus with air under upright diaphragm

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