Prolonged hospitalization, electrolyte imbalance, painful abdominal distension
CT abdomen and pelvis
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Marked distension of bowel loops with air-fluid levels. No evidence of mechanical obstruction.
Paralytic ileus is a functional intestinal obstruction without an actual physical obstruction.
This type of functional obstruction is caused by a multifactorial malfunction in the nerves in the intestine and subsequent impairment in intestinal peristalsis.