International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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ISSN: 2319-7064


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Case Studies | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 4 Issue 1, January 2015 | Rating: 6.2 / 10


Gelfoam Induced Adhesive Intestinal Obstruction

Dr. Abhijit Bagul | Dr. Mahendra Bendre | Dr. Nandkishor Narawade | Dr. Abid Raval [2]


Abstract: Postoperative adhesive intestinal obstruction is a known entity, but the use of gelfoam for control of intraoperative bleeding being responsible for the same is extremely rare. Only a few cases have been reported in literature. We present a case of postoperative adhesive intestinal obstruction due to gelfoam used intraoperatively for hemostasis during hysterectomy, which necessitated exploratory laparotomy. A brief case report along with discussion and review of literature is presented herewith.


Keywords: Gelfoam, Hysterectomy, Adhesive intestinal obstruction, Exploratory laprotomy


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 1, January 2015,


Pages: 1135 - 1137


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