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Small bowel (small intestine)

Obstruction

Adhesions


Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 12 December 2012, last major update August 2012
Copyright: (c) 2003-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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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

Etiology
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● Post-operative, infections, endometriosis

Clinical images
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Adhesions between loops of small intestine

End of Small bowel (small intestine) > Obstruction > Adhesions


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