Laparoscopy for acute small bowel obstruction: indication or contraindication?


Acute small bowel obstruction (SBO) is a relatively common cause of emergency hospital admission, most frequently due to postoperative adhesions. With increased experience and technical advances in laparoscopic surgery, the laparoscopic management of acute SBO has become feasible and potentially superior to the open approach. This retrospective study… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00464-010-1206-8


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