volume 104, issue 2, P491-496 1968
DOI: 10.2214/ajr.104.2.491
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Abstract: The author describes in great detail the mechanism of intestinal obstruction. He states that whatever the cause, the blockage of the bowel at one point leads to distention of the proximal loop and that this initial distention is due to accumulation of gas, approximately 68 per cent ofwhich is swallowed air. This results in increase in intraluminal pressure preventing water and cation resorption. After a critical point, active intraluminal diffusion from 'sm. 104, No.

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