Minimally invasive surgery techniques for the management of urgent or emergent small bowel pathology: A 2018 EAST Master Class Video Presentation

J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Jul;85(1):229-234. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001889.


Although minimally invasive surgery techniques have been rapidly and widely adopted among nearly all fields of elective surgery, their use by trauma and acute care surgeons for urgent or emergent pathology has somewhat lagged behind. Trauma surgeons are frequently called upon to manage traumatic or emergent surgical small bowel pathology, and many of these may be ideally suited for increased incorporation of minimally invasive surgery techniques. This surgical technique video and associated article provide a technical guide and "how-to" instructions for laparoscopic and other minimally invasive approaches that can be utilized in the management of traumatic small bowel injuries, small bowel obstructions, or other emergent small bowel pathology.

Publication types

  • Video-Audio Media

MeSH terms

  • Emergency Treatment / methods
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Diseases / surgery*
  • Intestine, Small / pathology
  • Intestine, Small / surgery*
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures / methods*