Taxonomy and imaging spectrum of small bowel obstruction after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery

Abhijit Sunnapwar, Kumaresan Sandrasegaran, Christine O. Menias, Mark Lockhart, Kedar N. Chintapalli, Srinivasa R. Prasad

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. For most patients with morbid obesity, bariatric surgery is the only effective method to achieve sustainable weight loss. Small bowel obstruction (SBO) after bariatric surgery is a major complication that affects postoperative course and management. Knowledge of the types of and imaging findings for SBO is essential to prompt diagnosis. CONCLUSION. We discuss different types of SBO and a taxonomic schemata of bowel obstruction (aBC classification) and present a review of imaging findings that facilitates optimal patient management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)120-128
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume194
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

Keywords

  • Bariatric surgery
  • CT
  • Hernias
  • Management
  • Postoperative complications
  • Small bowel obstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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