Small bowel obstruction


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Small bowel obstruction; SBO

An obstruction of the small intestine that prevents the free passage of material; sometimes caused by postoperative adhesions.
Mentioned in: Adhesions
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In this case, there was also an associated small bowel obstruction. While the small bowel was able to be reduced without operative intervention, incarceration of the bladder segment was an indication for urgent surgery.
Following administration of Gastrografin, the pressure gradient is increased across the lumen of the small bowel which results in absorption of fluid into the lumen of the intestine, decrease of bowel wall edema, increase of peristalsis and subsequent resolution of small bowel obstruction (10).
(1) described four specific radiographic signs in gallstone ileus: a small bowel obstruction, gas within the biliary tree, a gallstone in the bowel, and change of the position of gallstone on serial films.
Does means of access affect the incidence of small bowel obstruction and ventral hernia after bowel resection?
Natural history of adhesional small bowel obstruction, counting the costs.
Markedly elevated lipase as a clue to diagnosis of small bowel obstruction after gastric bypass.
Methods: The retrospective diagnostic test accuracy study was carried out at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised data of all patients aged 2-16 years who presented with clinical features of small bowel obstruction and underwent computed tomography scan of abdomen from January 2001 to December 2015Data was analyzed using SPSS19.
Furthermore, a series study of urinary intestinal fatty acid-binding protein (I-FABP) for predicting strangulated mechanical small bowel obstruction showed that it was a reliable marker for SSBO, but the sample size was small.
Several studies agreed in the accuracy US to diagnose small bowel obstruction (Table 3) [8-11].
We present the case of a 4-year-old boy who was placed on LMWH for a catheter-related deep venous thrombosis in the setting of intractable seizures and subsequently developed a small bowel obstruction secondary to a suspected intussusception.
Abdominal X-ray and computerized tomography (CT) with and without contrast showed possible small bowel obstruction. She was referred to our tertiary care center for possible surgical intervention to relieve the obstruction.
These may include simple abscesses, fistula, and, rarely, small bowel obstruction [8-10].