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Any ideas why pancreatitis cause an ileus?

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In brief: Adynamic ileus

is caused by different things, including inflammation.
Pancreatitis, or inflammation of pancreas, causes irritation of peritoneal cavity, causing intestinal motility to slow down or stop, which is the cause of adynamic ileus. Typically, ileus caused by pancreatitis persists longer than the pancreatitis itself.

In brief: Adynamic ileus

is caused by different things, including inflammation.
Pancreatitis, or inflammation of pancreas, causes irritation of peritoneal cavity, causing intestinal motility to slow down or stop, which is the cause of adynamic ileus. Typically, ileus caused by pancreatitis persists longer than the pancreatitis itself.
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Dr. Mark Pack
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In brief: Inflammation

Any intraabdominal inflammation will slow the bowels.

In brief: Inflammation

Any intraabdominal inflammation will slow the bowels.
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Dr. Malik Spady
My general thought is : inflammation surrounding the area can inhibit peristalsis, also bacterial and viral infections, hypocalcemia, hypophosphotemia, adhesions for prior damage, medications used to treat pancreatitis and decrease supply blood supply to the area (mesenteric ischemia).
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