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Severe abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation

    Author: Carlo Catalano, Rome, Italy
    Body Region: Abdomen and Pelvis

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

    1. Patient Presentation

    • A 78-year-old woman was admitted to the emergency room for severe abdominal pain, vomiting and

    • Her medical history was unremarkable; in particular, she had never had surgery.
    • Laboratory test results were normal.
    • Plain radiography of the abdomen showed distension of small bowel loops with air-fluid levels
      in the left upper quadrant.

    • Multiphasic contrast-enhanced CT of the abdomen was performed to investigate.