CT analysis of intestinal obstruction due to adhesions: early detection of strangulation.

@article{Ha1993CTAO,
  title={CT analysis of intestinal obstruction due to adhesions: early detection of strangulation.},
  author={Hyun Kwon Ha and Chung Hun Park and Seok Ki Kim and Chung Sik Chun and In Chul Kim and Ho Kyu Lee and Kyung Sub Shinn and Yong Whee Bahk},
  journal={Journal of computer assisted tomography},
  year={1993},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={386-9}
}
We evaluated the CT of intestinal obstruction due to adhesions in 20 postoperative patients, with emphasis on early detection of strangulation. Ten patients with surgically proven strangulated obstruction (strangulation group) were compared with another ten patients (nonstrangulation group) in whom seven improved with conservative management and three had confirmed simple obstruction on surgical exploration. Beak-like luminal narrowing ("beak") was the most common CT finding at the obstructed… CONTINUE READING
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