Differential diagnosis of causes of small intestine obstruction
-chronic intestinal pseudo –obstruction
-acute paralytic ileus due to myxedema, opioids, anticholinergic, sepsis, electrolyte abnormalities, pancreatitis, peritonitis, ruptured viscus,
gastrointestinal or abdominal surgery
-mechanical obstruction of small intestine or proximal colon such as Crohn’s disease, volvulus, adhesions,
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