Which conditions associated with diabetes may be seen in radiography studies for constipation?

Updated: Mar 30, 2020
  • Author: Marc D Basson, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Diabetic gastropathy, as well as fecal impaction, may be seen in patients with diabetic neuropathy. Residual barium (from barium enemas) can be visualized. Scleroderma and other connective-tissue diseases may be complicated by motor disturbances that mimic colonic obstruction on plain films. Myxedema ileus is a consequence of hypothyroidism.

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