“Let’s talk bowels.”

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!

Follow The Weekly Mnemonic to receive weekly posts directly in your inbox! Just enter your email address in the box on the top of the menu on the right and click “Follow”.

Click here to share a mnemonic for a future edition of The Weekly Mnemonic.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s