• intestine
  • Ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) imaging of the abdomen can confirm the diagnosis by demonstrating dilated loops of intestine with material in the intestinal lumen with bubbles. (wikipedia.org)
  • Diagnostic tool: Microscopy Morphologic comparison with other intestinal parasites Though it is difficult to identify the eggs or proglottids to the species level, the distinction is of little medical importance because, like most adult tapeworms in the intestine, all members of this genus respond to the same drugs. (wikipedia.org)
  • This proposition is based on an understanding that emerged by the early 2000s of how the immune system supports the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria, in combination with many well-known features of the appendix, including its architecture, its location just below the normal one-way flow of food and germs in the large intestine, and its association with copious amounts of immune tissue. (wikipedia.org)
  • Torsions of intestine around the intestinal stalk may also occur, leading to obstruction, ischemia, and necrosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Risks
  • Severe intestinal distention is self-perpetuating and progressive, intensifying the peristaltic and secretory derangements and increasing the risks of dehydration and progression to strangulating obstruction. (merckmanuals.com)
  • small
  • This obstruction is usually in the form of a worm impaction and happens when a very small, but heavily parasitized animal is treated and tries to pass a large number of dislodged worms at once. (wikipedia.org)