Case 51

  • Rita Joarder
  • Neil Crundwell
  • Matthew Gibson


An 82-year-old man presented to the Emergency Department complaining of abdominal pain and distension.

He had non-insulin dependant diabetes and a history of atrial fibrillation for which he took warfarin.


Faecal Impaction Large Bowel Obstruction Sigmoid Diverticulitis Palliative Measure Definitive Surgical Treatment 
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Further Reading

  1. Athreya S, Mossa J, Urguhart G et al ( 2006) Colorectal stenting for colonic obstruction: The indications, complications, effectiveness and outcome—5-Year review. Eur J Radiology 60 (1): 91-94CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Dharmadhikari R, Nice C (2007) Complications of colonic stenting: a pictorial review. Abdom Imaging 33(3):278-84CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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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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