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Most common surgical condition of the small bowel
Small Bowel Obstruction
What are the causes of small bowel obstruction in order of occurrence?
Adhesions
Hernias
Neoplasms
Crampy abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, lack of flatus, abdominal tenderness, abdominal distension, and hyperactive, high-pitched bowel sounds
Small Bowel Obstruction
What is seen on an abdominal series for a small bowel obstruction?
Distended loops of small bowel proximal to the obstruction, upright film-->air-fluid levels or free air beneath the diagphragm on a PA chest film
What is the conservative treatment for a small bowel obstruction?
IVF, NG Tube, Foley
What is the most common benign tumor of the small bowel?
Leiomyoma
What is the most common complication of a Leiomyoma?
Small Bowel Obstruction
What is the most common location for this small bowel tumor?
Carcinoid!
What are the symptoms of a carcinoid tumor?
Cutaneous flushing, diarrhea, and respiratory distress
What are the small bowel neoplasms in order of decreasing incidience?
Adenocarcinoma, carcinoid, lymphoma, and sarcomas