Small bowel obstruction in the emergency department: MDCT features of common and uncommon causes.

Abstract

Small bowel obstruction is a common condition encountered by the radiologist in the emergency department. Though intestinal adhesions and obstructed hernias are the most common causes of acute small bowel obstruction, a variety of uncommon and rare conditions can cause acute and subacute bowel obstruction. Imaging plays a key role in the workup of bowel obstruction by identifying the cause, level, and degree of bowel obstruction. In this article, we present a comprehensive review of the multi-detector computed tomography features of common and uncommon causes of acute and subacute small bowel obstruction.

DOI: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2014.04.010
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@article{Tirumani2014SmallBO, title={Small bowel obstruction in the emergency department: MDCT features of common and uncommon causes.}, author={Harika Tirumani and Ravi Vassa and Najla Fasih and Vijayanadh Ojili}, journal={Clinical imaging}, year={2014}, volume={38 5}, pages={580-8} }