Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction

  • Fausto Catena
  • Salomone Di Saverio
  • Luca Ansaloni
  • Antonio Pinna
  • Massimo Lupo
  • Antonino Mirabella
  • Vincenzo Mandalà
Part of the Updates in Surgery book series (UPDATESSURG)


In recent years, progress in technology and surgical techniques has led to a rapid development in laparoscopic surgery, which is beginning to be frequently used even for several kinds of abdominal emergencies, such as inflammatory syndromes, and more rarely in cases of trauma and bowel obstruction. In the latter, however, the indication for the laparoscopic approach today is debated among surgeons due to the potential visceral risk associated with this method and also because the scientific evidence currently available in the literature supporting the use of the laparoscopic approach over open surgery is poor.


Laparoscopic Approach Small Bowel Obstruction Dense Adhesion Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction Previous Laparotomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fausto Catena
    • 1
  • Salomone Di Saverio
  • Luca Ansaloni
  • Antonio Pinna
  • Massimo Lupo
  • Antonino Mirabella
  • Vincenzo Mandalà
  1. 1.Department of General Emergency and Transplant Surgery“S. Orsola-Malpighi” University HospitalBolognaItaly

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