2003, Number 1
Rev Hosp Gral Quebrada 2003; 2 (1)
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ABSTRACTThe intestinal obstruction syndrome is present when there exists an interference with the normal aboral transit of intestinal contents. Such obstruction can result from Extraluminal (adhesions), Intraluminal (bezoars, gallstones), or Intramural (Crohn’s disease) processes. The main complaint is the difficulty in passing flatus and stools. This syndrome produces 20% of all the acute surgical admissions and is one of the most important etiologies for surgical intervention.