Laparoscopic compared with conventional treatment of acute adhesive small bowel obstruction.

@article{Wullstein2003LaparoscopicCW,
  title={Laparoscopic compared with conventional treatment of acute adhesive small bowel obstruction.},
  author={Christoph Wullstein and E. Gro\ss},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={90 9},
  pages={1147-51}
}
BACKGROUND Although laparoscopy may be associated with fewer intra-abdominal adhesions and quicker recovery of bowel function, it remains unclear whether patients with acute small bowel obstruction (SBO) might benefit from laparoscopic techniques. METHOD The results of patients with acute SBO treated laparoscopically (LAP; n = 52) and conventionally (CONV; n = 52) were compared in a retrospective matched-pair analysis. Conversions were included in the laparoscopic group. RESULTS Complete… CONTINUE READING
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