What are the risk factors associated with small-bowel obstruction (SBO)?

Updated: Apr 28, 2017
  • Author: Mityanand Ramnarine, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Steven C Dronen, MD, FAAEM  more...
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Some risk factors associated with SBO include the following:

  • Previous abdominal or pelvic surgery, previous radiation therapy, or both: May be part of the patient's medical history

  • History of malignancy: Particularly ovarian and colonic malignancy

  • Inflammatory bowel disease 

See Presentation for more detail.

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