Small bowel obstruction

Case contributed by Dr Adam Eid Ramsey, MD

Presentation

nausea, vomiting, bloating and abdominal pain for 3 days.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female
CT

Multiple loops of mildly dilated air and fluid-filled mid small bowel with a transition point just deep to the umbilicus at the inferior margin of the hernia mesh consistent with small bowel obstruction.

Case Discussion

Small bowel obstruction was confirmed on CT imaging of this patient after a 3 day history of abdominal pain and bloating.

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