Small bowel (small intestine)
Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 12 December 2012, last major update August 2012
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● Adhesions develop between bowel segments or abdominal wall and operative site
● May create internal herniations (closed loops through which viscera slide)
● Rarely adhesions are congenital
● Post-operative, infections, endometriosis
Adhesions between loops of small intestine
End of Small bowel (small intestine) > Obstruction > Adhesions
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