The postoperative ileus – an immunological disease?

Arne Koscielny, D. Engel, S. Wehner, C. Kurts & Jörg C. Kalff
Introduction: Localized abdominal surgery frequently leads to postoperative ileus (POI) of the entire intestinal tract, causing prolonged morbidity. Intestinal macrophages are known to produce mediators that paralyze myocytes, but it is unclear how macrophages are activated, especially those in non-manipulated[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]