Small bowel obstruction (string of pearls sign)

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


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Patient Data

Age: 50 yrs
Gender: Female

Multiple small lucencies in a row is compatible with the string of pearls sign, one of the signs indicative of small bowel obstruction.

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String of pearls sign

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Case information

rID: 17777
Published: 11th May 2012
Last edited: 18th Mar 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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