Small-bowel obstruction: state-of-the-art imaging and its role in clinical management

Dean D T Maglinte, Thomas J Howard, Keith D Lillemoe, Kumar Sandrasegaran, Douglas K Rex
Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2008, 6 (2): 130-9
Small-bowel obstruction (SBO) is a common clinical condition with signs and symptoms similar to other acute abdominal disorders. The radiologic investigation of patients with SBO as well as the indications and timing of surgical intervention have changed over the past 2 decades. This review focuses on modern imaging techniques and their role in both the diagnosis and treatment of patients with SBO.

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