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 solids can't move through the bowels normally.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology
Last Revised April 24, 2012

Last Revised: April 24, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology

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