Small bowel (small intestine)

Topic Completed: 1 August 2012

Revised: 12 March 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Adhesions[TI] small bowel[TIAB]

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Adhesions. website. Accessed January 18th, 2020.
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
  • Postoperative, infections, endometriosis
Clinical images

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Adhesions between loops of small intestine

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