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Hybrid Approach for an Unusual Case of Idiopathic Small Bowel Obstruction in an Infant (Abstract)

A. A. Mahomed¹, M. J. Tipping²

¹Department of Paediatric Surgery, Royal Alexander Children’s Hospital, Brighton, United Kingdom.

²Guys’ King’s & St Thomas’ School of Medicine, London, United Kingdom



Small bowel obstruction is a common paediatric surgical event and when it does occur the aetiology is usually easily recognised. This report highlights an interesting case of primary small bowel obstruction in a 14 month old boy. In this case laparoscopy complemented radiological investigation in establishing a cause and abdominal incision was thus appropriately sized and placed to be less conspicuous. The details of presentation and the advantages of this successful hybrid approach are explored.

Key words: idiopathic small bowel obstruction


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