Chapter 20. Large 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. Adrian L. Polglase

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757819.ch20

Textbook of Surgery, Third Edition

Textbook of Surgery, Third Edition

How to Cite

Polglase, A. L. (2006) Large 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.ch20

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

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Keywords:

  • large bowel obstruction;
  • sigmoid volvulus;
  • diverticular disease;
  • colorectal stenting;
  • sigmoidoscopy

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Clinical features of large bowel obstruction

  • Aetiology of large bowel obstruction

  • Examination and investigations

  • Management of large bowel obstruction (Fig. 20.3)

  • Further reading

  • MCQs