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Virtual Patient Case: Malignant Bowel Obstruction

Key Case Concepts
  1. Differential and investigations required for malignant bowel obstruction
  2. Indications for urgent and elective surgery
  3. Indications for oncologic and palliative surgery

Learning Hours

1.0 Section 3 Learning Hour

3.0 Section 3 Credits

Learning Objectives

By the end of this case, you should be able to:

  • Obtain a complete history and perform physical examination
  • Understand the work-up and diagnosis of patients with malignant bowel obstruction
  • List the differential diagnosis of malignant bowel obstruction
  • List the indications for surgery in management of malignant bowel obstruction
  • Know the operative principles for primary and metastatic malignant bowel obstruction
  • Understand the role of multidisciplinary management of malignant bowel obstruction

Accreditation Statement
This event is an Accredited Self-Assessment Activity (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Canadian Association of General Surgeons.

Case Authors

  • Dr. Erika Schmitz
  • Dr. Brittany Dingley
  • Dr. Carolyn Nessim

Case Audience

  • General Surgeons
  • General Surgery Residents and Fellows

Virtual Patient Case Developers

  • Nancy Posel PhD (Ed), McGill Faculty of Medicine

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