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Abdominal pain and constipation

Author: Mariangela Santoni, Maria Ciolina, 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

  • A 74-year-old man presented after experiencing abdominal pain for 10 hours.
  • He did not report any surgical interventions in the past, but reported constipation.
  • Clinical examination revealed severe abdominal tenderness.
  • Due to the high suspicion of bowel occlusion, contrast-enhanced abdominal MDCT was performed.