Chapter 19. Small Bowel Obstruction

  1. Joe J. Tjandra MBBS, MD, FRACS, FRCS(Eng), FRCPS, FASCRS1,
  2. Gordon J.A. Clunie MB, ChB, ChM, DSc, FRCS(Eng, Edin), FRACS2,
  3. Andrew H. Kaye MBBS, MD, FRACS3 and
  4. Julian A. Smith MBBS, MS, FRACS, FACS4
  1. Joe J. Tjandra

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757819.ch19

Textbook of Surgery, Third Edition

Textbook of Surgery, Third Edition

How to Cite

Tjandra, J. J. (2006) Small Bowel Obstruction, in Textbook of Surgery, Third Edition (eds J. J. Tjandra, G. J.A. Clunie, A. H. Kaye and J. A. Smith), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757819.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Colorectal Surgeon and Surgical Oncologist, Associate Professor of Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital and Epworth Hospital, University of Melbourne

  2. 2

    Emeritus Professor of Surgery, University of Melbourne

  3. 3

    James Stewart Professor of Surgery and Head of Department of Surgery The University of Melbourne, The Royal Melbourne Hospital Director of Neurosurgery and Director, The Melbourne Neuroscience Centre The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 4

    Professor of Surgery, Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Monash Medical Centre, Monash University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405126274

Online ISBN: 9780470757819



  • crohn's disease;
  • ischaemia;
  • volvulus;
  • abdominal distension;
  • contrast radiography


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Aetiology

  • Pathophysiology

  • Clinical features

  • Radiology

  • Laboratory studies

  • Therapy

  • Special problems

  • Further reading

  • MCQs