American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Recommended Reading

The editor has carefully selected a group of current, classic, and seminal articles for further study in certain formats of SRGS. The citations below are linked to their abstract on PubMed; free full-text is available where indicated.

Current Issue: Volume 41, No. 2, 2015, Small Intestine

Barmparas G, Branco BC, Schnuriger B, et al. The incidence and risk factors of post-laparotomy adhesive small bowel obstruction. J Gastrointest Surg 2010; 14(10):1619-28.

This article is a useful review of risk factors associated with postoperative intestinal obstruction.

Goussous N, Eiken PW, Bannon MP, et al. Enhancement of a small bowel obstruction model using the gastrografin® challenge test. J Gastrointest Surg 2013; 17(1):110-6; discussion p 116-7.

This paper presents a useful protocol for determining the management of patients with adhesive small bowel obstruction and for predicting success of nonoperative therapy.

Isaksson K, Montgomery A, Moberg AC, et al. Long-term follow-up for adhesive small bowel obstruction after open versus laparoscopic surgery for suspected appendicitis. Ann Surg 2014; 259(6):1173-7.

Some of the available data suggest that the risk of intestinal obstruction after operation for appendicitis is not reduced by use of laparoscopy. These authors observed a significant reduction of risk using laparoscopic appendectomy.

Loftus T, Moore F, VanZant E, et al. A protocol for the management of adhesive small bowel obstruction. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2015; 78(1):13-21.

Loftus and coauthors present a potentially useful alternative protocol for management of patients with adhesive small bowel obstruction.

Maggiori L, Michelassi F. How I do it: side-to-side isoperistaltic strictureplasty for extensive Crohn's disease. J Gastrointest Surg 2012; 16(10):1976-80.

This article presents the experience of a surgeon with a large experience managing patients with stricturing Crohn’s disease.

Maxwell JE, Sherman SK, Menda Y, et al. Limitations of somatostatin scintigraphy in primary small bowel neuroendocrine tumors. J Surg Res 2014; 190(2):548-53.

This article presents data on the limitations of radioisotope scintigraphy for diagnosis of small intestinal neuroendocrine tumors.

Michelassi F, Sultan S. Surgical treatment of complex small bowel Crohn disease. Ann Surg 2014; 260(2):230-5.

The authors clearly explain the fundamental principles of management of complex Crohn’s disease.

Spinelli A, Fiorino G, Bazzi P, et al. Preoperative magnetic resonance enterography in predicting findings and optimizing surgical approach in Crohn's disease. J Gastrointest Surg 2014; 18(1):83-90; discussion 90-1.

This article presents data supporting the effectiveness of magnetic resonance enterography for prediction of disease extent in patients who are being considered for surgical treatment of Crohn’s disease.