Small Intestine

  • Juliet Lee
  • Todd Ponsky
  • Jeffrey L. Ponsky


A 60-year-old jazz singer, with no history of surgery, is being seen for intestinal obstruction. Computed tomographic scan demonstrates an intussusception of the terminal ileum. In addition to optimal resuscitation, which of the following, at this time, should be the “management?
  1. (A)

    Expectant management

  2. (B)

    Hydrostatic reduction by enema

  3. (C)


  4. (D)

    Laparoscopy and surgical reduction

  5. (E)

    Segmental resection



Small Bowel Small Bowel Obstruction Peptic Ulcer Disease Mesenteric Ischemia Perforated Peptic Ulcer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juliet Lee
    • 1
  • Todd Ponsky
    • 2
  • Jeffrey L. Ponsky
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryGeorge Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric SurgeryChildren’s National Medical CenterWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryUniversity Hospitals and Case Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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