evaluated 50 patients with clinical and radiographic findings that were suggestive of a bowel obstruction
. In this study, Ogata et al.
The criteria to define MBO are (i) clinical evidence of bowel obstruction
(history/physical/radiological examination), (ii) bowel obstruction
beyond the ligament of Treitz, (iii) diagnosis of intra-abdominal cancer with incurable disease, or (iv) a diagnosis of non-intra-abdominal primary cancer with clear intraperitoneal disease .
Clinical diagnosis may prove difficult, especially in chronic incarceration when symptoms can be confused with inflammatory bowel disease, appendiceal disorders, or other causes of small bowel obstruction
We present the case of a boy on LMWH with anti-Xa levels within therapeutic range, who developed a small bowel intramural hematoma leading to bowel obstruction
and partial resection.
These symptoms and signs suggested that he had small bowel obstruction
. However, in the setting of recent cholecystectomy, we wanted to rule out the possibility of a biliary injury.
Associated Diseases in Cases of Small Bowel Obstruction
Dubai: A timely endoscopic procedure has helped save the life of a 100-year-old Emirati man suffering from a severe bowel obstruction
Approximately 5% of cases occur in adults and it accounts for 1% of all bowel obstructions
. It is particularly important to rule out serious underlying disease such as an intraluminal neoplasm acting as a lead point in the adult population.
It is estimated that diaphragm disease occurs in 2% of chronic NSAID users and may cause subacute bowel obstruction
in a small subset of these patients .
Caption: Figure 2: Computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen demonstrated early complete bowel obstruction
at the level of midjejunum.
We describe a case of a 70 year old man who presented with large bowel obstruction
but the physical examination deterred initial diagnosis and raised suspicion of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).
Investigations were suggestive of volvulus leading to small bowel obstruction
. Resection with end-to-end jejuno-jejunal anastomosis was done.
Bowel resection may be performed to treat gastrointestinal cancer, bowel necrosis, severe enteritis, diverticular disease, Crohn's disease, endometriosis, ulcerative colitis, or, like Sarah, bowel obstruction
due to scar tissue.
You wouldn't expect to pay to have a bowel obstruction
dealt with, so why should we stump up crazy sums for dental treatment?
Findings were in accordance with a diagnosis of small bowel obstruction
. Since the patient complained right medial thigh pain, we took a quick look of this area before ending the scan.