When is surgical intervention indicated in the evaluation of constipation?

Updated: Jul 05, 2019
  • Author: Marc D Basson, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Surgical care is generally restricted to the evaluation of underlying causes, such as large bowel obstruction, volvulus, or intra-abdominal infection or ischemia. Surgical care may also be indicated for the management of acute complications of constipation, such as hemorrhoidal thrombosis.


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