The laparoscopic management of small-bowel obstruction.

  title={The laparoscopic management of small-bowel obstruction.},
  author={Marc Zerey and Catherine W Sechrist and Kent W. Kercher and Ronald F Sing and Brent David Matthews and Brant Todd Heniford},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={194 6},
  pages={882-7; discussion 887-8}
BACKGROUND Small-bowel obstruction (SBO) is a common cause of hospital admission. Our objectives were to determine outcomes of laparoscopic adhesiolysis and outline clinical parameters for its utilization. METHODS We reviewed medical records of patients with SBO undergoing initial laparoscopic treatment by the authors between July 1997 and March 2006. Data obtained included demographics, clinical and radiologic presentation, intraoperative outcomes, and postoperative course. RESULTS Forty… CONTINUE READING

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