MBchB study guide

Apr 28th, 2015
Studypool Tutor
Price: $5 USD

Tutor description

Word Count: 796
Showing Page: 1/3
INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTIONDefinitionFailure, reversal or impairment of the normal transit of intestinal contents.Classification & EtiologyA dynamic obstructionDue to failure of peristalsis. May be caused by:1. Neuronal defect eg spinal injuries2. Electrolyte imbalances especially hypokalemia, acid and base imbalances, Uraemia3. Ischemic causes venous or arterial defects4. Infections-peritonitis5. Retroperitoneal hmatomasMechanical intestinal obstruction1.Luminal lesionsa) Impactionsb) Gallstonesc) Bezoars and other foreign matterd) Meconium in newbornse) Intussusception in infants2.Intramura lesionsa) Congenital (e.g., atresia and stenosis, imperforate anus, duplications, Meckel's diverticulum)b) Traumac) Inflammatory (e.g., Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, radiation, toxic [ingestions]d) Neuromuscular defect (e.g., megacolon, neuro/myopathic motil

Review from student

Studypool Student
" Wow this is really good.... didn't expect it. Sweet!!!! "
Ask your homework questions. Receive quality answers!

Type your question here (or upload an image)

1821 tutors are online

Brown University

1271 Tutors

California Institute of Technology

2131 Tutors

Carnegie Mellon University

982 Tutors

Columbia University

1256 Tutors

Dartmouth University

2113 Tutors

Emory University

2279 Tutors

Harvard University

599 Tutors

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2319 Tutors

New York University

1645 Tutors

Notre Dam University

1911 Tutors

Oklahoma University

2122 Tutors

Pennsylvania State University

932 Tutors

Princeton University

1211 Tutors

Stanford University

983 Tutors

University of California

1282 Tutors

Oxford University

123 Tutors

Yale University

2325 Tutors