Small bowel obstruction and pregnancy

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


History of bowel surgery at 2 weeks of age. Has been developing intestinal obstruction over 9 days with reduced oral intake, continuous vomiting and bowels not opening. She is 26 weeks pregnant.

Patient Data

Age: 15
Gender: Female


Case Discussion

MRI performed rather than CT confirms small bowel obstruction with a transition point.

Fibrous adhesions found interoperatively.

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Case information

rID: 13638
Published: 1st May 2011
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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