Small & Large Intestine Part 1: Obstruction


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Oct 16 2018 20 mins   8
Small Bowel Obstruction Etiology Post-surgical adhesions #1 Symptoms Abdominal pain (progressively worsens) Vomiting Obstipation (inability to pass gas) Physical Exam Distension Hyperactive bowel sounds in early obstruction High-pitched tinkles on auscultation & visible peristalsis Late bowel obstruction=hypoactive bowel sounds Diagnosis Abdominal X-ray Air-fluid levels in step ladder pattern Dilated bowel loops Treatment Non-strangulated NPO IV … Continue reading Small & Large Intestine Part 1: Obstruction