Bowel obstruction and pseudo-obstruction

Charles Kahi, Douglas Rex

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Abstract

The gastroenterologist is frequently involved in the care of patients with bowel obstruction and pseudo-obstruction. In the case of obstruction, the central problem is determining which patients should be managed surgically. In both SBO and LBO, evidence of vascular compromise to the gut mandates surgical intervention. Most patients with pseudo-obstruction respond to conservative therapy or neostigmine. Endoscopic decompression is indicated in recalcitrant cases, with surgery reserved as a last resort.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1229-1247
Number of pages19
JournalGastroenterology Clinics of North America
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2003

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Neostigmine
Decompression
Blood Vessels
Patient Care
Conservative Treatment
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