Distal intestinal obstruction syndrome. Report of two cases with cystic fibrosis

Claudio Heine T., María Teresa Parada C., Rodrigo Gil D., Francisco López K., Carlos Lizana S., Manuel Fernández A., Rodrigo Quera P.*

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Abstract

Distal Intestinal Obstruction Syndrome (DIOS) has a 16% incidence among patients with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). It is characterized by an intestinal obstruction secondary to fecal impaction in distal ileum or cecum. We report two adult patients with DIOS. A female with CF and subjected to a lung transplantation at the age of 13 years. Five years later, she consulted for an intestinal obstruction. She was treated conservatively with a good clinical evolution. She had a new episode of DIOS eight months later, that was also treated conservatively. A 31 year-old male, subjected to bilateral lung transplantation nine years before, that was admitted to the hospital for a bronchiolitis. Three days after admission he started with a intestinal obstruction, that was diagnosed as a DIOS. He was managed conservatively with a good clinical response.

Translated title of the contributionDistal intestinal obstruction syndrome. Report of two cases with cystic fibrosis
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)68-72
Number of pages5
JournalRevista Medica de Chile
Volume138
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes

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