Long-term impact of adhesions on bowel obstruction.

@article{Strik2016LongtermIO,
  title={Long-term impact of adhesions on bowel obstruction.},
  author={Chema Strik and Martijn W. J. Stommel and Laura J. Schipper and Harry van Goor and Richard P. G. ten Broek},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={159 5},
  pages={1351-9}
}
BACKGROUND The incidence of reoperation for adhesive bowel obstruction after general abdominal surgery is 2.5% and carries a considerable risk of mortality and morbidity. Adhesions account for 56% of all cases of bowel obstruction. Most epidemiologic knowledge regarding adhesive bowel obstruction is derived from data of national registries and retrospective cohorts of elective abdominal surgery. Because of the design of these studies, it remains unknown whether specific operative factors impact… CONTINUE READING
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