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It is difficult to predict which patients with acute small bowel obstruction require operative intervention and which ones can be handled conservatively. Similarly, strangulation remains difficult decision. The rationale for this observative study is to collect prospective cohort of patients with small bowel obstruction to create scoring system to predict early 1) small bowel obstruction resistant to conservative therapy, 2) strangulation.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 120 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
All patients presenting to surgical ER with abdominal complain are screened.
Computed tomography verified acute small bowel obstruction
< 18 years old
Abdominal surgery within 30 days prior recruitment