Browsing by Subject "Intestinal Obstruction"
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(2000)Six patients [5 women and 1 man, with a median age of 71 years] were operated on for gallstone ileus in the 10-year period 1988-98. The diagnosis was made before operation in 2 patients. The obstructing stones were located in the terminal ileum in 3 patients and in the proximal ileum or jejunum in 3 patients. Choledochoduodenal fistula was present in all patients. A single-stage procedure [removal of the impacted stone, fistula repair and cholecystectomy] was performed in 1 patient, enterolithotomy alone in 4 patients and resection of part of the ...
(2000)We reviewed 36 cases of neonatal intestinal obstruction admitted to our surgical unit over a 10-year period, 1986-1996, for surgical intervention following the failure of conservative treatment. There were more males than females and the age range was 12 hours-26 days. Imperforate anus was the main cause of the obstruction [27.8%] followed by duodenal atresia [13.9%] and colonic atresia and meconium ileus [11.1% each]. There were 8 deaths following surgery [22% mortality rate], the main causes being aspiration pneumonia, septicaemia and hypothermia