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Case 29

  • Rita Joarder
  • Neil Crundwell
  • Matthew Gibson
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Abstract

A 76-year-old female presented to the Emergency Department with a 1-week history of not opening her bowels and abdominal pain. She had a background of chronic constipation. On examination she had a distended abdomen and a diffuse palpable mass. An AXR (Image 1) and CT of the abdomen (Images 2a–c) were performed.

Keywords

Emergency Department Plain Film Chronic Constipation Coffee Bean High Fibre Diet 
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Reference

  1. 1.
    Deborah Feldman (2000) The coffee bean sign. Radiology 216, 178-179PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rita Joarder
    • 1
  • Neil Crundwell
    • 1
  • Matthew Gibson
    • 2
  1. 1.Conquest HospitalEast SussexUK
  2. 2.Royal Berkshire HospitalReadingUK

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