Background: Bowel obstruction is a surgical emergency, it is one of the common surgical encounter. Decision as whether to operate on the patient or to continue with conservative management as well as the timing of intervention rests upon the treating surgeon and his competence
Objectives: Is to describe etiology of intestinal obstruction, demographic pattern and mode of management.
Materials and Methods: Include patients treated in Chamarajanagar, presenting from July 2014 to December 2018. Sample size is 40 patients.
Results: obstructed hernias are the commonest cause of obstruction, males are commonly affected than females.
Conclusion: obstructed hernias are most common cause of intestinal obstruction in our study. Adhesions are second common cause.