Acute abdominal pain, nausea and obstipation

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

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.

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