Paralytic ileus associated with capecitabine.


Paralytic ileus is a temporary arrest of intestinal peristalsis. We report on two patients with breast cancer who developed paralytic ileus following treatment with capecitabine. The pathophysiology of this disorder and its possible connection to capecitabine are described with the aim of promoting the early recognition of the clinical picture so that… (More)


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@article{Laudadio2008ParalyticIA, title={Paralytic ileus associated with capecitabine.}, author={Lucio Laudadio and Edoardo Biondi and Nicola D'Ostilio and Alisia Cesta and Francesca Di Giandomenico and Samantha Forciniti and Antonio Nuzzo}, journal={Tumori}, year={2008}, volume={94 5}, pages={742-5} }