ABCs of: Mechanical Intestinal Obstruction – Understanding The Facts Behind
Intestinal obstruction occurs when the forward flow of intestinal contents is impaired, with aetiologies ranging from adhesions, malignancies and herniation. 1
This two-part fact sheet will summarise some must-knows of mechanical intestinal obstruction including its clinical presentation, classification, pathophysiology, diagnosis, investigations and management.
Content – James Koay; Design – Suleka Minaali Jayaratne (SIGMUM Committee of 2021/2022)
- Jackson, P., & Vigiola Cruz, M. (2018). Intestinal Obstruction: Evaluation and Management. American family physician, 98(6), 362–367. Available: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0915/p362.html. Last accessed 14 March 2021.
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