Adhesive small bowel obstruction-Acute management and treatment in children

Timothy B. Lautz, Katherine A. Barsness*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Adhesive small bowel obstruction is a significant cause of short- and long-term morbidity in infants and children. Unfortunately, the majority of scientific literature relative to adhesive obstructions continues to be dominated by adult studies. In this article, the existing literature for infant and pediatric adhesive obstructions is reviewed, with relevant comparisons to the available adult data. In addition, general guidelines for the management of infant and pediatric adhesive obstructions are recommended, based on the best available evidence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-352
Number of pages4
JournalSeminars in Pediatric Surgery
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

Keywords

  • Adhesions
  • Children
  • Laparoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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