Closed loop obstruction

Case contributed by Dr Omar Bashir


60 year old male with a short history of abdominal pain, vomiting and constipation.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Male

Coronal and axial images demonstrate small bowel dilatation consistent with obstruction. The small bowel loops are arranged in a characteristic radial fashion in the lower abdomen and there are two separate points of obstruction. Small amount of ascites is also noted. There is an incidental horseshoe kidney.

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Case information

rID: 18941
Published: 28th Jul 2012
Last edited: 16th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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