Bowel Obstruction

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Features

-  Mechanical or functional obstruction of intestines preventing normal transit

-  Surgical emergency

-  Occurs at any level distal to duodenum

 

DDx Large vs Small Bowel on AXR

 

 

Small

Large

Haustra

-

+

Volvulae

+

-

# Loops

+++

+

Curve radius

Central

Periph.

Loop diameter

3-5cm

>5cm

Air fluid levels

+

+

 

-  Small Bowel Obstruction

-  Large Bowel Obstruction

-  Paediatric Bowel Obstruction