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Complications of Intestinal Surgery

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Part of the Radiology of Iatrogenic Disorders book series (IATROGENIC)

Abstract

Radiologic examination of the abdomen plays an important role in the diagnosis and management of postoperative complications of surgery of the small bowel and colon. Plain films of the abdomen in supine and erect positions are usually the first examination, often followed by barium contrast studies of the small intestine and colon, in a patient with suspected intraabdominal disease occurring as the result of recent or remote surgical procedure on the small bowel and colon. Recently, the more sophisticated methods of imaging such as abdominal ultrasound and abdominal computed tomography have added a new dimension to the evaluation of intraabdominal diseases.

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Small Bowel Jejunoileal Bypass Intestinal Pneumatosis Afferent Limb Intestinal Surgery 
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