Large Bowel Obstruction

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Nicola Eardley
Miss Nicola Eardley FRCS
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Miss Eardley graduated from the University of Liverpool and remained in the city to complete her surgical training, before undertaking...

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Miss Wen Ling Choong MRCS
Ninewells Hospital and Medical school, Dundee

Large bowel obstructions are an important cause of acute surgical admission. If managed inappropriately, they may result in severe complications such as intestinal perforation and sepsis. 

It is therefore necessary for all doctors to be able to recognise large bowel obstruction and manage it appropriately. 

In this module, you will learn the different causes of large bowel obstructions, their clinical presentation, how we can diagnose them and how best to manage these patients.

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