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Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection and Adhesiolysis

  • William N. Peugh
  • Steve Eubanks

Abstract

Gynecologists have been practicing laparoscopic pelvic adhesiolysis and excision of endometriosis implants for many years. During the early phase of our experience with operative laparoscopy, the presence of a prior laparotomy or of an ongoing small bowel obstruction were considered relative or absolute contraindications to laparoscopy for most general surgeons. This partly stemmed from the fear of causing iatrogenic bowel injury during trocar introduction. With widespread application of these techniques over the past few years, the list of indications for laparoscopy is undergoing constant revision.

Keywords

Small Bowel Small Bowel Obstruction Small Bowel Resection Mesentenc Defect Gallstone Ileus 
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  • William N. Peugh
  • Steve Eubanks

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