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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
    constipation.

  • 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.