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Missed SBO from an internal hernia

Ioannis Tierris, Constantinos Mavrantonis, Constantinos Stratoulias, George Panousis, Afrodite Mpetsou, Nicolaos Kalochristianakis
BACKGROUND: Acute small bowel obstruction (SBO) is a relatively common cause of emergency hospital admission, most frequently due to postoperative adhesions. With increased experience and technical advances in laparoscopic surgery, the laparoscopic management of acute SBO has become feasible and potentially superior to the open approach. This retrospective study presents the authors' experience with laparoscopic treatment of SBO over a 6-year period to assess the feasibility, efficacy, and clinical outcome of this therapeutic method and to present the author's methodology...
February 2011: Surgical Endoscopy
Gowthaman Gunabushanam, Sridhar Shankar, Donald R Czerniach, John J Kelly, Richard A Perugini
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to review the etiology and computed tomography (CT) findings of small-bowel obstruction (SBO) in patients who have undergone bariatric laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LGBP) surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospectively entered data from a surgical database of 835 consecutive patients who underwent antecolic-antegastric LGBP for morbid obesity from June 1999 to April 2005 in a single institution were retrospectively reviewed...
May 2009: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
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