Q: There are how many grades of Small Bowel Obstruction (SBO)? (select one)
A) Minimum, Moderate and Severe
B) 1, 11, and 111
C) 1, 11, 111, 1V, and V
The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) has developed a grading system for SBO taking into consideration the radiological and operative criteria. It has been validated as reliable in subsequent studies. Higher grading predicts at least three things
- Higher hospital Length of Stay (LOS)
- Higher ICU LOS, and
- Higher complications.