My gosh, poor women. I am wondering why she is still obstructed. Sounds like you need to go to a dr. that specializes in adhesions. It is not 100% cure but maybe better surgery. Dr. Redan and the two drs. in Germany. If she is interested in Redan, I believe his ph# may be on this site and the other two drs. you can request on here if you are interested in Germany.
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From: IAS Admin (Tracy) To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS Sent: Monday, March 19, 2007 5:37 PM Subject: unsuccessful surgery small bowel obstruction for adhesions From: email@example.com (mvdoc) Subject: unsuccessful surgery small bowel obstruction for adhesions
My 73 year old wife had surgery 10 days ago for post-op(35 years ago TAHBSO). The surgeons found densely adherent portion of small bowel and removed several inches and did an anastomosis. Since then she continues to have an obstructive picture, needs an NG tube and IVs. She will start on TPN soon. It is now 10 days post-op. The surgeons say she should open up soon but I am doubtful since the xrays show no improvement compared to the preop films. Anyone have any experience with such a post-op course? What outcome should be expected.? more surgery needed?