Hernias are the most common cause of strangulation in patients presenting with small bowel obstruction

Abstract

Background: Small bowel obstruction (SBO) is a leading cause of admission to surgical emergency units. Strangulation is associated with a 10-fold increase in mortality. The aim of the present study was to identify the most frequent causes of strangulation in patients presenting with small bowel obstruction. Methods: A prospective study was conducted of all… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10029-006-0101-7

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@article{Ihedioha2006HerniasAT, title={Hernias are the most common cause of strangulation in patients presenting with small bowel obstruction}, author={Ugochukwu Ihedioha and A Alani and P Modak and P. Chong and Peter J. O’Dwyer}, journal={Hernia}, year={2006}, volume={10}, pages={338-340} }