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small bow·el

proximal portion of the intestine distal to the stomach, comprising the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum.

small bowel

small bowel

See SMALL INTESTINE.
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All patients were on regular aspirin (at least 160 mg/day) for established cardiothrombotic diseases and had either overt bleeding of the small bowel or anemia.
At re-laparotomy, performed after 72 hours in 5 rabbits and after 120 hours in five, the injured small bowel segments were harvested and examined macroscopically as well as histologically for signs of bowel perforation.
CT enteroclysis demonstrated with a high degree of accuracy the inflammatory changes, including stenosis and multiple skip lesions that affected the small bowel.
Practical Lessons from the Small Bowel Bleeding Lesions: A Case Report on Small Bowel Cavernous Hemangioma.
19) It is important to inspect the full length of the small bowel intraoperatively because multiple tumors are seen in up to 33% of cases.
Sometimes, small bowel melanoma presents with emergency clinical picture due to intestinal obstruction or intestinal intussusception and rarely as bowel perforation [2].
Currently, algorithms that evaluate small bowel bleeding recommend VCE for use in stable patients, that is, in those without evidence of small bowel obstruction and in whom endoscopic studies have excluded upper and lower gastrointestinal lesions (1).
9) In addition, capsule endoscopy has limited ability to evaluate submucosal lesions, or to fully characterize the invasive nature of a small bowel tumor, while MRI can delineate lesion extent as well as localize potential regional (lymph node or mesenteric) or even distal metastases (such as to the liver).
Small bowel injury associated with blunt abdominal trauma has a poorer prognosis than small bowel injury following a penetrating abdominal trauma.
Exploratory laparotomy, which was carried out on the same day of the admission, revealed small bowel obstruction caused by knotting due to encircling of the small bowel by appendix (Figure 2).