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Malignant bowel obstruction

S. Lawrence Librach, A. Nina Horvath and E. Anne Langlois

in Palliative Medicine

Third edition

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199694143
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739255 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694143.003.0065
Malignant bowel obstruction

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This chapter explains via a case study the desired skills, attitudes, and knowledge necessary to diagnose and manage malignant bowel obstruction (MBO). It addresses several questions such as: What is the likelihood that the patient will develop bowel obstruction at some time during her cancer journey? What is the pathophysiology of MBO? What are the common symptoms of MBO? What are the indications for and outcomes of surgery in patients with MBO?

Keywords: malignant bowel obstruction; pathophysiology; case studies

Chapter.  6794 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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