Dilated gut conditions: diagnosis and management

Amir Mari, Anton Emmanuel

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Dilatation of the gut occurs in response to either mechanical obstruction or aperistalsis. The hallmark features are symptoms of bowel obstruction with vomiting, constipation, abdominal pain and distension. This review will primarily deal with the non-mechanical causes of gut dilatation, both intestinal and colonic, and differentiate between acute and chronic presentations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)558-560
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Medicine, Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2023
Externally publishedYes

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  • acute colonic pseudo-obstruction
  • bowel obstruction
  • chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction
  • gut dilatation


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