intestinal obstruction

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Noun1.intestinal obstruction - blockage of the intestine (especially the ileum) that prevents the contents of the intestine from passing to the lower bowel
enteropathy - a disease of the intestinal tract
blockage, obstruction - the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction
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Gastrografin, a water soluble contrast medium, has been found useful in the management of adhesive small bowel obstruction.
The patient then underwent surgery with the suspicion of adhesive bowel obstruction.
Additionally, anal fissures, a bowel obstruction or bowel stricture could also be to blame.
She is at risk for further complications, including bowel obstruction, because of abdominal adhesive disease.
Keywords: Acute appendicitis, acute bowel obstruction, intestinal endometriosis
Summary: A delicate surgery was carried out by Al Zahra Hospital doctors to relieve his bowel obstruction
While the most common cause of acute abdominal pain in pregnancy is appendicitis, other frequently encountered gastrointestinal causes include bowel obstruction and inflammatory bowel conditions.
3, 4) A comparison of barium enteroclysis and abdominal CT performed in the same patients with small-bowel Crohn's disease has demonstrated a much higher yield of CT in revealing mural and extraluminal manifestations of disease, including abscesses, while enteroclysis was superior for luminal abnormalities including low-grade bowel obstruction from stenosis, ulcerations, and demonstration of fistulae mainly as a result of the enteral volume challenge generated by the controlled infusion of the contrast agent.
3 Here we present a rare case of a twin pregnancy complicated by bowel obstruction as a consequence of intestinal malrotation.
These cases can progress to overt bowel obstruction and surgical treatment is often required.
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.