Is laparoscopy feasible and effective for acute postoperative small bowel obstruction in Africa? A case report in Yaoundé, Cameroon

  • Nana Oumarou Blondel
  • Bang Guy Aristide
  • Guifo Marc Leroy
  • Ngo Nonga Bernadette
  • Essomba Arthur
  • Sosso Maurice Aurélien

Abstract

Laparoscopic management of acute adhesive small bowel obstruction has been shown to be feasible and advantageous. However, widespread acceptance and application is still not observed. We describe the case report of a 58-year-old male who presented with signs and symptoms of small bowel obstruction status twenty years after two consecutive open surgeries for complicated acute appendicitis. The patient underwent successfully a laparoscopic band lysis after failure of conservative management. This is the first report of laparoscopic management of adhesive small bowel obstruction in Cameroon. Laparoscopic adhesiolysis of acute adhesive small bowel obstruction is feasible and safe by skilled surgeons in selected patients even in developing countries.

Pan African Medical Journal 2016; 23

Author Biographies

Nana Oumarou Blondel
Visceral and laparoscopic Surgery Unit, National Social Insurance Fund Health Center of Yaoundé, Cameroon; Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroo
Bang Guy Aristide
Visceral and laparoscopic Surgery Unit, National Social Insurance Fund Health Center of Yaoundé, Cameroon
Guifo Marc Leroy
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon; Yaoundé University Teaching Hospital, Cameroon
Ngo Nonga Bernadette
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon; Yaoundé University Teaching Hospital, Cameroon
Essomba Arthur
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon; Yaoundé University Teaching Hospital, Cameroon
Sosso Maurice Aurélien
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon
Published
2016-07-13
Section
Articles

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