Studies of idiopathic intestinal pseudoobstruction. I. Hereditary hollow visceral myopathy: clinical and pathological studies.

@article{Schuffler1977StudiesOI,
  title={Studies of idiopathic intestinal pseudoobstruction. I. Hereditary hollow visceral myopathy: clinical and pathological studies.},
  author={Michael D. Schuffler and Michael C. Lowe and Alexander H. Bill},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1977},
  volume={73 2},
  pages={327-38}
}
A 15-year-old girl with idiopathic intestinal pseudoobstruction is reported. She presented with a long term history of low grade obstructive symptoms, diarrhea, and poor nutrition culminating in an acute obstructive attack leading to exploratory laparotomy. At surgery, the small bowel and colon were dilated, with no mechanical obstruction found. Further evaluation revealed her to have a diffuse disorder of gastrointestinal smooth muscle function involving esophagus, small bowel, and colon… CONTINUE READING

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