Large Bowel Obstruction

  • José M. Dominguez

As the mean age of our population rises, there will be an expected rise in the incidence of large bowel obstruction (LBO). Prompt diagnosis and treatment of LBO can result in a decrease in morbidity and mortality from this disease process. Signs, symptoms, physical exam, and x-ray findings must be evaluated and interpreted together to accurately diagnose and manage the problem.


Bowel Preparation Primary Anastomosis Emergent Laparotomy Large Bowel Obstruction Sigmoid Volvulus 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • José M. Dominguez
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  1. 1.Departments of General Surgery and Colon and Rectal SurgeryFerrell-Duncan ClinicSpringfieldUSA

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