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how can adhesions cause small bowel obstruction?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Think of adhesions: as bands of fibrous scars. If one happens to form in a location that involves a bowel loop, the loop can be deformed or compressed to the point where the lumen is compromised enough to be obstructed.
Answered on Nov 24, 2014

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