What are some common causes of a bowel obstruction? Think “A-B-C”:
Bulge (i.e. hernia)
Cancer OR Crohn’s
How do you know if a bowel loop is dilated? Easy! Remember the “3-6-9” rule!
The maximum diameter of the bowel should be the following:
3 cm for the small intestine
6 cm for the large bowel
9 cm for the cecum
Have a great week. Don’t forget to do something you enjoy this week!
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