Small bowel obstruction (string of pearls sign)

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino

Patient Data

Age: 90 years
Gender: Male

Dilated loops of bowel with air-fluid levels at different levels is compatible with a small bowel obstruction. "String of pearls" sign is present in the lower abdomen.

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Case information

rID: 15639
Published: 30th Oct 2011
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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