Small-bowel complications of major gastrointestinal tract surgery

Kumaresan Sandrasegaran, Dean D. Maglinte, John C. Lappas, Thomas J. Howard

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OBJECTIVE. Gastrointestinal complications of major abdominal surgery often require radiologic assessment. The purpose of this article is to review the expected imaging findings and complications after commonly performed gastric and pancreatic surgery. CONCLUSION. It is important to understand the postsurgical anatomy to avoid misinterpreting an expected postoperative finding as a complication. Postoperative complications can be categorized as being related to adhesions, anastomosis, an enteric connection, and abnormal bowel position.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)671-681
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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