Bowel Obstruction - Causes and Pathophysiology

Bowel Obstruction - Causes and Pathophysiology

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Gastroenterology

A small-bowel obstruction (SBO) is caused by a variety of pathologic processes. The leading cause of SBO in industrialized countries is postoperative adhesions (60%), followed by malignancy, Crohn disease, and hernias, although some studies have reported Crohn disease as a greater etiologic factor than neoplasia.

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