Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Ileus

Contributor(s): Philip K Nicholls

Introduction

  • Obstruction of the intestine; usually used to describe functional obstruction or absence of peristalsis.
  • Cause: multifactorial.
  • Signs: vomiting.
  • Diagnosis: radiography.
  • Treatment: depends on etiology.
  • Prognosis: good if motility can be enhanced.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

Paralytic ileus

Intestinal obstruction

  • Foreign body.
  • Neoplasia (intra- or extraluminal).
  • Intussusception Intussusception.
  • Stricture or stangulation.

Predisposing factors

General

  • Hospitalization does not encourage cats to eat and stress of surgery etc. predisposes to ileus.

Timecourse

  • Can be peracute.
  • Usually over days.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers


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