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Older woman with abdominal tenderness on superficial and deep palpation

    Author: Stefano Nardacci, Domenico De Santis, Marta Zerunian, Damiano Caruso Rome, Italy
    Body Region: Abdomen and Pelvis

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

    1. Patient Presentation

    • A 76-year-old woman presented with abdominal pain and closed bowel for the past three days. Superficial and deep palpation of the abdomen revealed tenderness over all abdominal quadrants.
    • Blood tests showed a normal white blood cell count and elevated levels of C-reactive protein and lactate dehydrogenase.
    • Contrast-enhanced CT was performed to rule out bowel occlusion or bowel perforation.