Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Dime a Dozen

This CT is from a woman who has had two C-sections in the past now presenting with abdominal distension, vomiting, and crampy periumbilical pain every five minutes. She says she hasn't passed flatus in a while.

Challenge: What's the diagnosis?

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2 comments:

Alex said...

sbo 2/2 adhesions?

Craig Chen said...

yep! this next case is cool.
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A Dime a Dozen

This is a small bowel obstruction. The white arrows indicate multiple fluid-filled and dilated loops of small bowel; the red arrow indicates a collapsed right colon.

Sources: UpToDate; LearningRadiology.