Small bowel (small intestine)
Obstruction
Adhesions


Topic Completed: 1 August 2012

Revised: 12 March 2019

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Definition / general
  • 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
Etiology
  • Postoperative, infections, endometriosis
Clinical images

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Adhesions between loops of small intestine

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