What is gas stoppage sign?

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An occasional patient will deny pain but complain of a vague feeling of abdominal fullness as though it might be relieved by a bowel movement.This visceral sensation is due to reflex ileus induced by inflammatory lesion walled off from the free peritoneal cavity, as in retrocecal or retroileal appendicitis and this sensation is gas stoppage sign.

answered Jun 8, 2013 by Sulabh Shrestha Doctor of Medicine (5,553 points)