Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Am J Hum Genet. 1981 Jul;33(4):584-91.

The familial syndromes of intestinal pseudoobstruction.

Abstract

Ten reported families with chronic intestinal pseudoobstruction were reviewed. Although clinical manifestations and gastrointestinal contrast roentgenograms are similar in these families, the pathology and inheritance are quite different. Five families have degeneration and fibrosis of the gastrointestinal tract and urinary bladder, three have normal intestinal morphology, and one has degeneration of the myenteric plexus throughout the gastrointestinal tract. Four families are consistent with dominant inheritance, three are consistent with X-linked dominant transmission, and three are compatible with recessive inheritance. Patients in these families have a wide spectrum and degree of chronic and/or intermittent gastrointestinal symptoms. As many as 20% of the family cases discovered are asymptomatic. Operative procedures to drain or resect short dilated intestinal segments may help to relieve symptoms.

PMID:
6894822
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PMCID:
PMC1685090
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk