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Bowel Obstruction

  • Harjit SinghEmail author
  • Janet A Neutze
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Abstract

Gas is normally present in the stomach and colon. Small accumulations of gas may be found in the duodenum and upper portion of the jejunum. Scattered collections of gas may be present throughout much of the small intestine in bedridden patients, patients on narcotics for pain relief, and those who swallow large amounts of air habitually. Air can be seen as individual accumulations of rounded or ovoid shaped air.

Keywords

Small Bowel Bowel Obstruction Small Bowel Obstruction Fluid Level Colonic Obstruction 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pennsylvania State College of MedicinePenn State Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA
  2. 2.Pennsylvania State College of MedicinePenn State Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA

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