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Acute abdominal pain, nausea and obstipation

    Author: Damiano Caruso, Nicola Panvini, Andrea Laghi – Rome, Italy
    Body Region: Abdomen and Pelvis

    1. Patient Presentation
    2. CT Images
    3. CT Findings
    4. Diagnosis
    5. References

    1. Patient Presentation

    • An 89-year-old woman presented to the emergency room suffering from sudden-onset abdominal pain and nausea.
    • She had a history of obstipation for 2 days, and reported a loss of weight over the past 3 months.
    • Clinical examination revealed marked abdominal distension, tenderness and rebound pain.
    • Contrast-enhanced CT of the abdomen was performed to investigate further.