Abstract

Bowel obstruction (BO) is a frequent cause of hospitalization and surgical consultation for acute abdominal pain. It is usually suspected at physical examination, but clinical and laboratory data are often nonspecific. Thus, computed tomography plays a crucial role in a correct diagnosis of BO. Indeed, computed tomography can confirm a diagnosis of BO, and identify the location and cause of the obstruction. In this review, the computed tomography appearances of common and uncommon causes of BO and pseudo-obstruction are reviewed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1115-1125
Number of pages11
JournalEXPERT REVIEW OF GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY
Volume9
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Tomography
Acute Pain
Abdominal Pain
Physical Examination
Hospitalization
Referral and Consultation

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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