Acute intestinal obstruction

Case contributed by Dr Rahul Kulkarni

Presentation

Sudden onset severe abdominal pain and vomiting. Past history of abdominal hysterectomy 12 yrs ago.

Patient Data

Age: 52 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Multiple dilated bowel loops with air fluid levels. Erect abdomen x ray shows step ladder pattern.

Case Discussion

The patient went to surgery and the cause for obstruction was intestinal adhesions in this case.

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Case information

rID: 25877
Case created: 13th Nov 2013
Last edited: 27th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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