CT enteroclysis in incomplete small bowel obstruction

Marc D. Kohli, Dean D.T. Maglinte

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

17 Scopus citations


The timing of surgical intervention as well as the optimal method of radiologic investigation for patients with incomplete, open loop small bowel obstruction has changed over the past two decades. This review focuses on the role of computed tomographic enteroclysis in the evaluation of patients with suspected small bowel obstruction. The technique of examination is described and an overview of its clinical applications and imaging controversy are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-327
Number of pages7
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2009


  • CT abdomen and pelvis
  • CT enteroclysis
  • Long tube decompression
  • Radiation exposure
  • Small bowel obstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

Cite this