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What does ABO stand for?

ABO stands for acute bowel obstruction

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This remains controversial as there are few reported cases of medical therapy being successful [1]. Indeed, in our case the patient's use of the OCP seemed to have no bearing on the progression of the disease. It is argued by some that the rare but potential risk of malignant transformation makes surgical resection manadatory [1]. When the surgery is elective then a laparoscopic approach should be favoured although it is important to explain the potential complications such as rectovaginal fistulae [18,19]. Surgery is only indicated in acute or sub-acute bowel obstruction.
Pseudo-obstruction is characterized by signs and symptoms of a mechanical obstruction of the small or large bowel in the absence of a mechanical cause. Pseudo-obstruction may be acute or chronic and is characterized by the presence of dilation of the
Frager D, Baer JW, Medwid SW, et al. Detection of intestinal ischaemia in patients with acute bowel obstruction due to adhesions or hernia: efficacy of CT. AJR 1996;166:67-71.