Bowel Obstruction

Intestinal obstruction is an important cause of the acute abdomen, accounting for up to 5% of emergency admissions to surgical services.…

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An Admiral’s Affliction

A 75-year-old man presented to the ED of a District General hospital complaining of severe abdominal pain that followed an episode of vomiting earlier in the day. He also reported one episode of loose…

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Blocked up!

A 66-year old male with abdominal pain, distension and vomiting attends the emergency department. His bowels were last opened 5 days ago. Can you figure out the cause?…

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A Classic Case!

A 30-day-old ex-36/40 twin, male infant attends the ED with his mother due to concern regarding vomiting of 4 days duration…

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Gin and Ketonic

A 45-year-old man attends the department with a 48 hour history of nausea and vomiting. He also has a diffuse upper abdominal pain…

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