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Intestinal obstruction repair - series

Indication, part 1

Indication, part 1

Obstruction of the intestine occurs when food and water cannot pass through the intestine. The area of intestine nearest to the obstruction becomes dilated and non-functioning. If the obstruction is not relieved, it can lead to intestinal gangrene and perforation.

Update Date: 5/16/2012

Updated by: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Ann Rogers, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery; Director, Penn State Surgical Weight Loss Program, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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