In-hospital small bowel obstruction after exploratory laparotomy for trauma.

Abstract

BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to examine the incidence and risk factors of in-hospital small bowel obstruction (SBO) after exploratory laparotomy for trauma. METHODS A retrospective review of patients surviving over 72 hours after an exploratory laparotomy for trauma. Patients with intestinal obstructive symptoms were reviewed by a consensus… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/TA.0b013e3181f12544

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