Laparoscopic Treatment of Small Bowel Obstruction Caused by Adhesions
S. Kyzer, Y. Aloni, I. Charuzi
Surgery Unit B, Wolfson Medical Center, Holon
We describe our experience in 14 patients operated on for small bowel obstruction, who underwent laparoscopic adhesiolysis. In 13 (93%) the obstruction was relieved and only 1 case required conversion to open operation. Bowel activity usually resumed within 24-48 hours, and there were no remarkable intraoperative and postoperative complications. During follow-up none developed recurrent obstruction.
Our experience demonstrates that laparoscopic adhesiolysis is a valid therapeutic option. Additional experience is needed to determine which types of cases are suitable for the procedure.