Small Bowel Obstruction

Small Bowel ObstructionCreated OnMay 3, 2020Last Updated OnMay 3, 2020byadmin You are here: Main Radiology Small Bowel Obstruction < All Topics Table of Contents Centrally located multiple dilated loops of gas filled bowel (arrowheads) Valvulae conniventes (arrow) are visible – confirming this is small bowel Evidence of previous surgery – note the anastomosis site (ring) – this suggests adhesions is the likely cause of obstruction Post-operative ileus: Appearances are similar to those of mechanical obstruction There are multiple loops of gas filled bowel projected centrally over the abdomen Sentinel loop: Intra-abdominal inflammation can lead to a localized ileus. This may appear as a single loop of dilated bowel known as a ‘sentinel loop.’ *Some of the image photo is taken from web, we do not own this, it’s for knowledge sharing purpose.

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