Adhesive small bowel obstruction-Acute management and treatment in children

Lautz, T. B.; Barsness, K. A.

Semin Pediatr Surg. 2014 Dec 3; 23(6):349-52

Abstract

Adhesive small bowel obstruction is a significant cause of short- and long-term morbidity in infants and children. Unfortunately, the majority of scientific literature relative to adhesive obstructions continues to be dominated by adult studies. In this article, the existing literature for infant and pediatric adhesive obstructions is reviewed, with relevant comparisons to the available adult data. In addition, general guidelines for the management of infant and pediatric adhesive obstructions are recommended, based on the best available evidence.

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