Normal abdomen (radiograph)

Case contributed by Dr Dai Roberts

Presentation

Abdominal pain. ?obstruction

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Non-specific bowel gas pattern.  Normal sacroiliac joints. 

Case Discussion

The abdominal radiograph is often requested to assess for dilated bowel loops, but there can be other areas that can show pathology, and are not always immediately obvious. 

The bones can be overlooked, such conditions and/ or signs include ankylosing spondylitisivory vertebra, missing pedicle, FAI, or osteonecrosis of the femoral heads

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Case information

rID: 80432
Published: 25th Jul 2020
Last edited: 26th Jul 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: St. Paul's Hospital

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