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Acute abdominal pain and vomiting

    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 50-year-old man presented to the emergency room after experiencing abdominal pain and vomiting for 5 hours.
    • On questioning, he said he had constipation but had never had surgery.
    • Clinical examination revealed distention, constipation and severe abdominal tenderness.
    • An AP supine radiograph showed large bowel dilatation.
    • Contrast-enhanced CT was performed to investigate further.