Laparoscopic surgery in acute small bowel obstruction.

  title={Laparoscopic surgery in acute small bowel obstruction.},
  author={Morris Emory Franklin and James P. Dorman and Daniel Pharand},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy & endoscopy},
  volume={4 4},
Advances in laparoscopic surgery have drastically modified not only the thinking of most general surgeons, but have also helped to change the approach to many disease processes. The tremendous success of the laparoscopic approach to biliary tract disease as well as to appendicitis, trauma, and even colonic disease led us to consideration and evaluation of laparoscopy as a tool in the management of patients with acute and chronic intestinal obstruction. Forearmed with laparoscopic skills gained… CONTINUE READING