Surgery of the small intestine

Craig M. Coopersmith, Jeffrey A. Lowell

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This article reviews both clinical and scientific advances in surgery of the small intestine that have been reported in the last year. The management of both pediatric and adult intussusception is considered. Multiple studies on the evolving role of ileal pouch-anal anastomosis are assessed. The treatment and epidemiology of a wide variety of intestinal neoplasms are reviewed. Advances in small bowel transplantation are also reported. The cause of small bowel obstruction is considered as well as new strategies to prevent adhesion formation. Finally, a number of diverse topics relating to intestinal surgery, including new data on laparoscopic surgery, treatment of enterocutaneous fistulas, reconstruction after total gastrectomy, intestinal transit after ileocecal segment transposition, and ischemia/reperfusion and anastomotic healing, are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-150
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent opinion in gastroenterology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1999


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