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Intestinal Obstruction in Geriatric Population

  • Paula Ferrada
  • Ashanthi Ratnasekera
  • Ricardo Ferrada
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Abstract

Intestinal obstruction is an interruption of the normal enteric flow in either small or large bowel. An obstruction before the ileocecal valve is considered a proximal bowel obstruction and after the valve is called a distal bowel obstruction. Both can have a mechanical or functional etiology. The management may differ depending on the cause of the bowel obstruction.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paula Ferrada
    • 1
  • Ashanthi Ratnasekera
    • 2
  • Ricardo Ferrada
    • 3
  1. 1.Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA
  2. 2.Crozer Keystone Health SystemChesterUSA
  3. 3.Centro Medico Imbanaco and Clinica AmigacolumbiaUSA

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