Week 10

Week 10: Bowel obstruction….

1. Which types of cancer may lead to malignant bowel obstruction? Malignant bowel obstruction can be caused by Ovarian cancer, bowel cancer, especially large bowel, and any occuring within the abdominal or pelvic cavity.

Large bowel obstruction

2. By what mechanisms could the obstruction occur?A variety of mechanisms, including intraluminal obstruction, extraluminal compression, volvulus, constipation ….
3. How would you treat the obstruction??The SIGN Guidelines include recommendations on relief of pain, vomiting and the use of Octreotide….

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