International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Surgery | India | Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023


Role of Gastrografin Challenge in Diagnosis and Treatment of Small Intestinal Obstruction

Ranjitha NR


Abstract: Background: Acute small bowel obstruction is a main cause of morbidity and mortality. SBO can arise as a result of various causes either mechanical such as adhesions, inflammation, tumors, volvulus, and hernia or non-mechanical such as paralytic ileus, metabolic abnormalities, or mesenteric ischemia. Gastrografin is a water-soluble, high osmolality contrast medium that can been used diagnostically to define, and therapeutically to relieve adhesive small bowel obstructions. Objective: To evaluate the diagnostic and therapeutic value of Gastrografin in small bowel obstruction diagnosis and management. Conclusion: Gastrografin role in diagnosis and management of SBO has facilitated early identification of complete obstruction, replaced the repetitive CT use and mitigated the high contrast dose effect on patient?s health and, in the future, may also be used to accelerate inpatient discharge for a wide variety of obstructive bowel pathology.


Keywords: Gastrografin, Small Bowel Obstruction, Diagnostic Techniques, Therapeutic Applications, Contrast Medium


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023,


Pages: 422 - 426


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