Non‐operative treatment of small bowel obstruction following appendicectomy or operation on the ovary or tube

@article{Meagher1993NonoperativeTO,
  title={Non‐operative treatment of small bowel obstruction following appendicectomy or operation on the ovary or tube},
  author={A. Meagher and C. Moller and D. Hoffmann},
  journal={British Journal of Surgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={80}
}
  • A. Meagher, C. Moller, D. Hoffmann
  • Published 1993
  • Medicine
  • British Journal of Surgery
  • This study examined the hypothesis that small bowel obstruction in patients whose only previous laparotomy was for appendicectomy or operation on the ovary or tube is unlikely to resolve with non‐operative management. Results of 330 admissions for small bowel obstruction were examined. In 40 cases the only previous laparotomy was at appendicectomy or tubo‐ovarian operation; in 38 (95 per cent) of these division of adhesions was undertaken compared with 154 (53 per cent) of the remaining 290 (P… CONTINUE READING
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