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Small bowel resection - series—Indications



Resection of the small bowel may be recommended for:

  • blockage of the intestine (intestinal obstruction) due to scar tissue or deformities
  • bleeding, infection, or ulcers due to inflammation of the small intestine (regional ileitis, regional enteritis, Crohn's disease)
  • injuries
  • cancer
  • precancerous polyps

Review Date 5/11/2016

Updated by: Subodh K. Lal, MD, gastroenterologist with Gastrointestinal Specialists of Georgia, Austell, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.