Jillian Smith MD

What's the Diagnosis? By Dr. Loran Hatch

A 62 yo M presents to the ED with 1 week of abdominal distension with associated nausea and vomiting. He has had only 2 small bowel movements in the last week. He denies abdominal pain. On exam, his abdomen is distended and rigid. An obstruction series is obtained and shown below. What's the diagnosis? (scroll down for answer) 




Answer: Xray showing multiple air-fluid levels, concerning for obstruction

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