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  • Small-Bowel Complications of Major Gastrointestinal Tract Surgery

    Sandrasegaran K, Maglinte DD, Lappas JC, Howard TJ.

    OBJECTIVE: Gastrointestinal complications of major abdominal surgery often require ra-diologic assessment. The purpose of this article is to review the expected imaging findings and complications after commonly performed gastric and pancreatic surgery.

    CONCLUSION: It is important to understand the postsurgical anatomy to avoid misinterpreting an expected postoperative finding as a complication. Postoperative complications can be categorized as being related to adhesions, anastomosis, an enteric connection, and abnormal bowel position.