The postoperative incidence of small bowel obstruction following standard, open appendectomy and cholecystectomy: a six-year retrospective cohort study at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

The incidence of postoperative small bowel obstruction (SBO) after standard, open appendectomy and cholecystectomy was calculated during a six-year period at a university medical center hospital, which is the larger of two local, community hospitals. A cohort of 567 patients who underwent either a standard, open appendectomy or cholecystectomy from 1… CONTINUE READING