Oral water soluble contrast for the management of adhesive small bowel obstruction.

@article{Abbas2007OralWS,
  title={Oral water soluble contrast for the management of adhesive small bowel obstruction.},
  author={Syed Fakhar Abbas and Ian P. Bissett and Bryan R Parry},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2007},
  volume={3},
  pages={
          CD004651
        }
}
BACKGROUND Adhesions are the leading cause of small bowel obstruction. Gastrografin transit time may allow for the selection of appropriate patients for non-operative management. Some studies have shown when the contrast does not reach the colon after a designated time it indicates complete intestinal obstruction that is unlikely to resolve with conservative treatment. When the contrast does reach the large bowel, it indicates partial obstruction and patients are likely to respond to… CONTINUE READING
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