Body Region: Abdomen and Pelvis
Author: Carlo Catalano, MD, Rome, Italy
1. Patient presentation
- A 73-year-old man presented to the emergency room with severe abdominal pain, fever, chills,
intense perspiration, and obstipation.
- Laboratory tests revealed an elevated white blood cell count and slightly elevated levels of
serum alkaline phosphatase and bilirubin.
- He was referred for contrast-enhanced CT of the abdomen.