Abdominal X-ray of a bowel obstruction

Abdominal X-ray of a bowel obstruction.

Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho.

Figure 1 shows a normal abdomen. Figure 2 shows air trapped in the bowels because gas, fluids, or food can't move through the bowels normally.

Current as of: March 21, 2023

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