A 75-year-old man who had an emergency laparotomy for small bowel obstruction was found at operation to have multiple mid-ileal strictures. Histology of the resected specimen confirmed diaphragm disease of the bowel. The pathogenesis of this disease remains unclear but it is associated with long-term use of NSAID. Diagnosis is often difficult as many clinicians are unaware of this condition. The relevant literature has been reviewed.
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Digestive Surgery (Official Journal of Collegium Internationale Chirurgiae Digestivae (CICD); Official Journal of European Digestive Surgery (EDS))
Vol. 19, No. 5, Year 2002 (Cover Date: 2002)
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