The Role of Contrast- Enchased Computer Tomography in the Management of Intestinal Obstruction

Ana Lazarova* & Antonio Gligorievski

University Clinic for Surgery Disease St.Naum Ohridski Skopje, R. Macedonia

Dr. Ana Lazarova, University Clinic for Surgery Disease St.Naum Ohridski Skopje, R. Macedonia.

Keywords: Tomography; Intestinal Obstruction; Abdomen


Intestinal obstruction is a condition in which intestine is obstructed because of any mechanical or non-mechanical reasons. It accounts for 20% of all surgical admissions for acute abdomen. Computed tomography (CT) is currently the exam of choice for bowel obstruction because has higher specificity in reporting the etiology, site and grade of obstruction, and the presence of bowel ischemia, affecting the surgical decision.
To determine the sensitivity and specificity of contrast-enchased CT for diagnosing the small and large bowel obstruction.
Material and Methods
This is prospective study which includes 100 patients diagnosed with bowel obstruction in the period from January 2016 to July 2020 in the University Clinic for Surgery Disease St. Naum Ohridski Skopje. All of the patients were with clinic presentation of acute abdomen.

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