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Intestinal obstruction by Harold Ellis

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Published by Appleton-Century-Crofts in New York .
Written in English


  • Intestines -- Obstructions -- Surgery.,
  • Intestinal obstruction.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and index.

StatementHarold Ellis ; with contributions by Duncan Forrest, Joseph Gleeson, Joan F. Zilva.
LC ClassificationsRD540.6 .E44
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 367 p. :
Number of Pages367
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4266933M
LC Control Number81012906

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  A bowel obstruction can occur in the small bowel (small intestine) or large bowel (large intestine or colon). Also, a bowel obstruction can be total or partial, depending on whether any intestinal contents can pass through the obstructed area. In the small intestine, the . Bowel obstruction, also known as intestinal obstruction, is a mechanical or functional obstruction of the intestines which prevents the normal movement of the products of digestion. Either the small bowel or large bowel may be affected. Signs and symptoms include abdominal pain, vomiting, bloating and not passing gas. Mechanical obstruction is the cause of about 5 to 15% of cases of severe Complications: Sepsis, bowel ischemia, bowel perforation. Objective: Intestinal obstruction is a blockage of the intestinal content through bowel. The block must be complete and permanent. Obstruction may be mechanical, simple or strangulated, and : Vincenzo Neri. Intestinal obstruction is significant mechanical impairment or complete arrest of the passage of contents through the intestine due to pathology that causes blockage of the bowel. Symptoms include cramping pain, vomiting, obstipation, and lack of flatus. Diagnosis is clinical and confirmed by abdominal x-rays.

An intestinal obstruction occurs when your small or large intestine is blocked. The blockage can be partial or total, and it prevents passage of fluids and digested food.   1. Context. Bowel obstruction is one of the most common causes of acute abdomen and also a common surgical emergency ().Acute bowel obstruction occurs when a partial or complete blockage happens in the forward flow of the small or large intestinal contents (3, 4).Obstruction can occur anywhere in the intestinal lumen and its cause can be mechanical or by: 2. Objective: Intestinal obstruction is a blockage of the intestinal content through bowel. The block must be complete and permanent. Obstruction may be mechanical, simple or strangulated, and paralytic. The purpose of this chapter is to clarify, also evaluating our surgical experience, the steps to diagnose and the ways to treat intestinal by: 2. Signs of an intestinal blockage will depend on how bad the obstruction is. But it almost always comes with abdominal pain and cramping. Here are some other possible signs you have a bowel obstruction.

About the book. Pathological conditions that are characterized by the impaired passage of contents from the stomach to the rectum and united by the term "intestinal obstruction", are associated with a severe course, difficulty in diagnosis, and an adverse outcome.   -volvulus: Intestinal volvulus is defined as a complete twisting of a loop of intestine around its mesenteric attachment site. -incarceration: passage of a loop of intestine through a small orifice, e.g. inguinal canal, with resulting swelling, obstruction and occlusion of blood supply -Obstruction: partial or complete blockage of the bowel. A CT scan combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles to produce cross-sectional images. These images are more detailed than a standard X-ray, and are more likely to show an intestinal obstruction. Ultrasound. When an intestinal obstruction occurs in children, ultrasound is often the preferred type of imaging.   Epidemiology • 1% of all hospitalization • 3% of emergency surgical admissions • Adhesion is the most common cause of intestinal obstruction • Mortality rate range between – 3% for simple bowel obstruction to – 30% when there is strangulation or perforation.