Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction: manifestations, natural history and management.

  title={Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction: manifestations, natural history and management.},
  author={Vincenzo Stanghellini and Rosanna F Cogliandro and Roberto De Giorgio and G Barbara and Beatrice Salvioli and Roberto Corinaldesi},
  journal={Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society},
  volume={19 6},
Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIPO) is a rare pathological condition characterized by a marked derangement of gut propulsive motility mimicking mechanical obstruction, in the absence of any lesion occluding the gut lumen. This disease is often associated with a disabling and potentially life-threatening complications and is still too often unrecognized even in referral centres. As a result, patients receive neither appropriate care nor recognition of their severe health condition… CONTINUE READING

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