Small bowel obstruction secondary to an appendiceal tourniquet.


BACKGROUND An 83-year-old lady was admitted with a 3-day history of non-specific abdominal pain that had rapidly increased in severity on the day of admission necessitating an emergency laparotomy. Intra-operative findings demonstrated a mechanical small bowel obstruction secondary to a chronically inflamed appendix acting as a tourniquet around a loop of… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11845-008-0125-3


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@article{ODonnell2009SmallBO, title={Small bowel obstruction secondary to an appendiceal tourniquet.}, author={Mark O'Donnell and Muhammed Anees Sharif and Ann O'Kane and R. A. J. Spence}, journal={Irish journal of medical science}, year={2009}, volume={178 1}, pages={101-5} }