VOLUME 33 - NUMBER 1-2 - 2012

Laparoscopic surgery in acute small bowel obstruction. Our experience

  • Zanghì G., Di Stefano G., Benfatto G., Arena M., Basile F.
  • Methods, Techniques, Drugs, 38-40
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  • Small bowel obstruction (SBO) is a very common condition, in the vast majority of cases caused by post-operative adhesions. It often requires surgical treatment. Traditionally, this consisted of a laparotomy, but nowadays a laparoscopic approach is also possible. This study discusses 24 cases of SBO and compares them with literature data. Successful complete laparoscopic treatment was feasible in 9 patients, while conversion to laparoscopically-assisted surgery or laparotomy was required for the others.

  • KEY WORDS: Bowel obstruction - Laparoscopic surgery.