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Table 2 Causes of laparotomic conversions.

From: Feasibility of laparoscopy for small bowel obstruction

   Causes of laparotomic conversions
  Patients with laparotomic conversion Difficult exposition/treatment of band adhesions Bowel necrosis Accidental enterotomies
Strickland[15] 13 69,23% 15,38% 23%
Ibrahim[16] 11 27,2% 9% 18,1%
Benoist[18] 15 33,4% 20% 0
Wullstein[19] 27 37% 37% 25,9%
Chopra[20] 11 72,6% 9% 36.3%
Saudemont[21] 17 52,9% 35,3% 11,8%
Kirshtein[22] 11 72,7% 0 27,3%
Borzellino[24] 10 80% 10% 10%
Levard[25] 12 58,3% 8,4% 33,3%
Parent[26] 9 66,6% 0 33,3%
Chèvre[27] 7 85,7% 0 14,3%
Khaikin[29] 10 50% 40% 0
Zerey[38, 39] 4 100% 0 0
Chosidow[41] 14 28,57% 28,57% 14,28%
Bergamini[42] 6 66,7% 16,7% 0