Document Type : Letter to Editor


Department of General and Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital of Chieti, Chieti, Italy


As known, small bowel obstruction is one of the most common emergencies in general surgery carrying a not negligible rate of morbidity and financial expenditures as far as high social impact . Peritoneal adhesions are the leading cause of intestinal obstruction up to 74% of cases. In spite of increasing incidence worldwide, current management still presents some “blind corners”, whose aspects still claim debate.


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