Postoperative Ileus – Pathophysiology, Prevention and Treatment (Overview)

Authors: R. Duchoň;  D. Pinďák;  J. Pechan
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika chirurgickej onkológie SZU a NOÚ, Bratislava, Slovenská republika
Published in: Rozhl. Chir., 2010, roč. 89, č. 6, s. 349-351.
Category: Monothematic special - Original


Postoperative ileus is relatively frequent postoperative complication after major abdominal operations, extending the patient’s hospital stay and thus the cost of hospitalization. Multimodal fast-tract-access surgery is increasingly being implemented into clinical practice allows for an early resumption of intestinal activity and shortening hospital stays after uncomplicated major gastrointestinal operations.

Key words:
postoperative ileus – bowel preparation – early oral intake – epidural analgesia – fast-tract surgery


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