Radiographs

Plain abdominal roentgenographs are the most useful tests in the diagnosis and the management of acute pseudoobstruction. The dilatated colon is gas filled with small amounts of fluid. The haustral and the mucosal pattern are maintained. The cecum is dilatated. importantly, the abdominal radiograph provides information on the degree of dilatation. it also allows the clinician to follow the day-to-day progression or regression of the colonic dilatation. The cecum has the largest diameter and is most susceptible to perforation. The risk increases as the cecum dilatates to > 12 cm. Application of the law of Laplace predicts that the tension on the colonic wall is directly proportional to the diameter of the cecum as well as the pressure within it and is inversely proportional to the thickness of the cecal wall. As the diameter and the pressure of the cecum increases, the tension of the cecal wall increases. The risk of spontaneous perforation is about 3% and carries a mortality of 50%. Hence, early diagnosis and effective management is critical.

Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

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