Small bowel obstruction

Case contributed by Dr Aditya Shetty

Presentation

pain in abdomen; history of previous abdominal surgery

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Xray findings:

  • Dilated bowel loops
  • multiple air-fluid levels mainly in the center of the abdomen

Case Discussion

Small bowel obstruction probably due to adhesion from previous surgery

Adhesion accounts for a mechanical cause of obstruction 

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Case Information

rID: 28737
Case created: 10th Apr 2014
Last edited: 19th Aug 2016
Tag: shetty
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