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Revista médica de Chile
versión impresa ISSN 0034-9887
HEINE T, CLAUDIO et al. Distal intestinal obstruction syndrome: Report of two cases with cystic fibrosis. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2010, vol.138, n.1, pp.68-72. ISSN 0034-9887. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872010000100009.
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 lung transplantation at the age of 13 years old. 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 mole, subjected to bilateral lung transplantation nine years before, that was admitted to the hospital for a bronchiolitis. Three days after admission he started with an intestinal obstruction that was diagnosed as a DIOS. He was managed conservatively with a good clinical response.
Palabras clave : Cystic Fibrosis; Intestine Obstruction.