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Chronic intestinal pseudo obstruction
Learn how our Gastroenterology, Liver and Nutrition Program cares for children with chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction.
Related tests and treatments:
- Upper GI series
- Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (also called EGD or upper endoscopy)
- Gastric emptying study
- Feeding swallowing and nutritional care
Our approach to chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction
Pediatric Neurogastroenterology, Motility and Autonomic Disorders Program at Children’s Wisconsin is home to one of the world’s largest teams of experts for children with motility disorders, including chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction. Children’s also has one of the largest cohorts of patients with motility disorders, giving our team a level of experience and perspective that few can match. As a result, Children’s has become an internationally renowned destination for patients with pseudo-obstruction and other motility disorders.
We believe in a multidisciplinary team approach. In addition to GI specialists who can optimize your child’s nutrition and bowel symptoms, our team includes surgeons, chronic pain specialists, dieticians and psychologists.
Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction services we offer
Diagnosing and treating chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction
Children’s is one of just a few pediatric hospitals to offer a full range of diagnostic tests, including manometry for evaluating children with pseudo-obstruction. Other diagnostic tests may include:
Our team will work together to create a customized treatment plan for your child. Most patients require tube-feeding or IV nutrition, which can be managed through our Nutrition Care Program. Treatment could also include surgery.