Mark Krivopal

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Small bowel obstruction

I. What every physician needs to know. Small bowel obstruction (SBO) presents as a constellation of symptoms including abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, lack of, or paucity, of bowel movements and signs such as abdominal tenderness and distention. Late in the course of the illness patients are exquisitely tender to abdominal palpation, hypovolemic, febrile, and floridly…

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