This is CIPO –

Chronic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction

This animated video explains what is pediatric Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction (Cipo), what causes it, how it is diagnosed and what are the management therapies.

The disease at a glance:

  • Cipo is a chronic disease of the digestive system recognised as rare, severe and disabling. There are no curative treatments or pharmacological therapies
  • Artificial nutrition (intravenous and/or enteral) is the main treatment for the survival and growth of children. While ostomies represent the only management solution for the functionality of the gastro-intestinal apparatus
  • Managing Cipo at home is a continuous commitment (h 24/7), burdensome and stressful for patients, families and caregivers
  • Emergency room admissions are very frequent and hospital stays may last a long time