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Water soluble, small bowel follow through for adhesive small bowel obstruction
  1. Usman Jaffer,
  2. Abdel Rahman Omer
  1. Manchester Royal Infirmary

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    Report by Usman JafferChecked by Abdel Rahman OmerManchester Royal Infirmary

    A short cut review was carried out to establish whether water soluble contrast small bowel follow through studies are useful in the management of patients with suspected adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO). In total, 152 papers were found using the reported search, of which 21 represented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The clinical bottom line is that administration of oral contrast medium in patients with ASBO reduces the need for …

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