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Urologe A. 2014 Nov;53(11):1661-3. doi: 10.1007/s00120-014-3588-z.

[Paralytic ileus after ileocystoplasty in a patient with spinal cord injury: is homeopathy helpful?].

[Article in German]

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Neuro-Urologie, Schweizer Paraplegiker-Zentrum, Guido A. Zäch-Straße 1, CH-6207, Nottwil, Schweiz,


A paralytic ileus is a typical complication of ileocystoplasty of the bladder. In patients with a spinal cord injury, this risk is higher due to a preexisting neurogenic bowel dysfunction. We present the case of a paraplegic man who developed a massive paralytic ileus after ileocystoplasty and surgical revision. Conventional stimulation of bowel function was unsuccessful; only by an adjunctive homeopathic treatment was normalization of bowel function achieved. Adjunctive homeopathic therapy is a promising treatment option in patients with complex bowel dysfunction after abdominal surgery who do not adequately respond to conventional treatment.

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