Title

Laparoscopy for small bowel obstruction in children--an update.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Identifier

DOI: 10.1089/lap.2014.0228

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: We evaluated the current role of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) in children with small bowel obstruction (SBO) at our institution.

SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of patients undergoing MIS for acute SBO was performed from 2008 to 2013. The study population was compared with a historical control including patients from 2001 to 2008.

RESULTS: There were 71 patients who met inclusion criteria; 35 were male, and 36 were female. Sixty-two children underwent laparoscopy for their first episode of SBO, and 12 underwent laparoscopy for recurrent SBO, accounting for 74 episodes of SBO managed with MIS. The most common etiology of SBO was adhesions (n=40). Laparoscopy and laparoscopic-assisted procedures were associated with shorter nasogastric tube decompression (1.4±2 days [P

CONCLUSIONS: Laparoscopy continues to be a safe diagnostic and therapeutic tool in the management of pediatric SBO.

Journal Title

Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A

Volume

25

Issue

1

First Page

73

Last Page

76

MeSH Keywords

Acute Disease; Adolescent; Child; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Humans; Intestinal Obstruction; Intestine, Small; Laparoscopy; Male; Retrospective Studies; Treatment Outcome

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