Effect of laparoscopy on the risk of small-bowel obstruction
JAMA Surgery, 04/19/2012Angenete E et al.
Open surgery seems to increase the risk of small–bowel obstruction (SBO) at least 4 times compared with laparoscopy for most of the abdominal surgical procedures studied. Other factors such as age, previous abdominal surgery, and comorbidity are also of importance.
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