Management of patients diagnosed as acute intestinal obstruction secondary to adhesions.

@article{Sosa1993ManagementOP,
  title={Management of patients diagnosed as acute intestinal obstruction secondary to adhesions.},
  author={J. Sosa and Brian Gardner},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={1993},
  volume={59 2},
  pages={125-8}
}
In an attempt to define an optimal strategy for managing small bowel obstruction secondary to adhesions, we reviewed 116 such cases encompassing a 5-year period at Hackensack Medical Center. Ninety-five patients underwent a trial of nonoperative treatment with a 35 per cent failure rate necessitating operation. This result was not influenced by the type of enteral tube used for decompression or predictable on the basis of initial clinical or laboratory findings. Significant complications… CONTINUE READING
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