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What causes small bowel obstruction with a history of hiatus hernia repair?

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Posted on Thu, 21 Jul 2016
Question: 63 Female, presented with sudden onset abdominal pain with nausea and vomiting, known case of HTN on Tab. Norvasc
Hiatus Hernia Repair - 2010.
CT Abdominal Pelvis - Small Bowel Obstruction.

Can we directly relate the Hiatus Hernia Repair adhesions to the current Small Bowel Obstruction?

If not then kindly ascertain the exact cause of small bowel obstruction in this case .
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Answered by Dr. Nagamani Ng (28 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Maximal cause is due to previous surgery adhesions

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing to us.
I have read and gone through your reports which are attached
The main cause in this case is mostly due an abdominal adhesion secondary to the hiatal hernia surgery.

In this case the patient has to take more of fibrous diet to avoid constipation, which by itself can cause obstruction in chronic conditions.

Take care.
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What causes small bowel obstruction with a history of hiatus hernia repair?

Brief Answer: Maximal cause is due to previous surgery adhesions Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing to us. I have read and gone through your reports which are attached The main cause in this case is mostly due an abdominal adhesion secondary to the hiatal hernia surgery. In this case the patient has to take more of fibrous diet to avoid constipation, which by itself can cause obstruction in chronic conditions. Take care.