Indications for the laparoscopic approach to acute small bowel obstruction: A retrospective review of 50 cases, a literature review, and a single hospital's preliminary experience.

@article{Cantarella2016IndicationsFT,
  title={Indications for the laparoscopic approach to acute small bowel obstruction: A retrospective review of 50 cases, a literature review, and a single hospital's preliminary experience.},
  author={Francesco Cantarella and Luca Pio Evoli and Claudio Renzi and Emanuel Cavazzoni and Alessandro Contine and Maurizio Cesari and Annibale Donini},
  journal={Asian journal of endoscopic surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={152-6}
}
Small bowel obstruction (SBO) is mainly caused by postoperative adhesions, but a broad spectrum of diseases may cause this pathogenetic condition. Laparoscopic treatment represents an efficient approach to SBO. The aim of this paper was to review a single center's experience with a minimally invasive approach to multiple pathologic scenarios causing SBO. From January 2010 to December 2012, 50 consecutive patients underwent laparoscopic surgery for mechanical SBO. In 90% of patients, the… CONTINUE READING