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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 24, Issue 2, Pages 101-102
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/182946
Brief Communication

Intermittent Obstruction Resulting from Multiple Intestinal Webs

Kristel Lobo Prabhu,1 Robert Enns,2,3 and Carl J Brown1,3

1Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia, Canada
2Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Canada
3St Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Received 2 June 2009; Accepted 3 June 2009

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Abstract

Intestinal webs are a rare cause of bowel obstruction. A case of a 32-year-old man with multiple intestinal webs causing intermittent, partial bowel obstruction is described. The webs were initially detected with capsule endoscopy. The patient was treated with intraoperative endoscopy and balloon dilation. At early follow-up, no recurrence of his symptoms was evident.