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An elemental diet for bowel obstruction in pregnancy: a case study

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Bowel obstruction is a recognised complication in pregnancy, especially in those with adhesions from previous surgery. We report a case where the use of an elemental diet was successful in avoiding surgery in a pregnant patient with recurrent conservatively managed small bowel obstruction.

Keywords: bowel obstruction; elemental diet; nutrition; pregnancy

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Department of Nutrition and Dietetics 2: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 3: Department of Surgery, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, Surrey, UK

Publication date: 2004-12-01

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