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Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction

Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIP) is a rare disorder of gastrointestinal motility where coordinated contractions (peristalsis) in the intestinal tract become altered and inefficient. When this happens, nutritional requirements cannot be adequately met. This article discusses the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments of CIP. Reviewed 2009.

Topics: Colonic inertia, Pseudo-obstruction, Constipation, difficult to pass stools, Diarrhea, Fact Sheet, Lower Abdominal Pain, Pelvic Pain, Nausea, vomiting

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