Intraoperative Injury to Small or Large Bowel

  • Laura Greco
  • Howard M. RossEmail author


Despite careful and meticulous technique, unfortunately injuries can occur to the bowel. Understanding how to avoid them, recognize them when they do occur, and manage them is crucial to minimizing further complications.


Enterotomy Colotomy Serosal injury Laparoscopy Small bowel injury Large bowel injury Thermal injury 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryTemple University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Division of Colon and Rectal SurgeryLewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and the Temple University Health SystemPhiladelphiaUSA

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