The Incidence and Risk Factors of Post-Laparotomy Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction

  title={The Incidence and Risk Factors of Post-Laparotomy Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction},
  author={G. Barmparas and B. Branco and B. Schn{\"u}riger and Lydia Lam and K. Inaba and D. Demetriades},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  • G. Barmparas, B. Branco, +3 authors D. Demetriades
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • IntroductionThe purpose of this review was to assess the incidence and risk factors for adhesive small bowel obstruction (SBO) following laparotomy.MethodsThe PubMed database was systematically reviewed to identify studies in the English literature delineating the incidence of adhesive SBO and reporting risk factors for the development of this morbidity.ResultsA total of 446,331 abdominal operations were eligible for inclusion in this analysis. The overall incidence of SBO was 4.6%. The risk of… CONTINUE READING
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