Large bowel obstruction due to colorectal carcinoma in the descending colon

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino

Presentation

Patient presented with abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Male

Air-fluid levels in the upright radiograph, compatible with obstruction.  These have a step-ladder appearance.

Large bowel obstruction due to colorectal carcinoma in the descending colon.

Case Discussion

This case shows a large bowel obstruction due to colorectal carcinoma in the descending colon.

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Case information

rID: 19878
Case created: 19th Oct 2012
Last edited: 10th Apr 2016
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