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Saturday, August 6, 2011

X-Ray Feature of Intestinal Obstruction

Posted by Prahallad Panda on 5:24 PM Comments

Intestine, large or small may get obstructed from varied reasons. Amongst those obstruction due to bands and adhesions following an abdominal surgery in the past is a distinct entity.
Some patients react to an abdominal surgery or for some unknown reasons may produce bands and adhesion inside abdominal cavity those may cause obstruction to free flow f food material in the system. Patient may present with acute features of intestinal obstruction or more commonly take an indolent course to obstruction termed as sub-acute intestinal obstruction.
In intestinal obstruction, there is stasis of intestinal contents, gasses may eventually separate and come up to form an air-fluid level; visible in a plain x-rays film.

This feature is considered as a supportive evidence to clinically diagnosed intestinal obstruction.

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