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Small bowel resection - series

Indications

Indications

Overview

Resection of the small bowel may be recommended for:

  • blockage of the intestine (intestinal obstruction) due to scar tissue or deformities
  • bleeding, infection, or ulcers due to inflammation of the small intestine (regional ileitis, regional enteritis, Crohn's disease)
  • injuries
  • cancer
  • precancerous polyps

Update Date 1/29/2013