n South African Journal of Surgery - MDCT in the diagnosis of small-bowel obstruction by a retained surgical swab : case report
|Article Title||MDCT in the diagnosis of small-bowel obstruction by a retained surgical swab : case report|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Journal of Surgery|
|Affiliations||1 Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, 2 University of the Witwatersrand and 3 University of the Witwatersrand|
|Publication Date||Feb 2012|
|Pages||23 - 24|
A middle-aged man presented to the outpatient clinic, complaining of a 2-year history of abdominal pain. His attempts to seek assistance at the local clinic as well as 2 previous visits to our hospital had yielded no relief from the symptoms. He had undergone an exploratory laparotomy after a motor vehicle accident 3 years previously. Further questioning also revealed altered bowel habit.
For unknown reasons, the recommended imaging guidelines, which include plain radiographs and ultrasound as first-line investigations, were not requested, and the patient was referred for an abdomino-pelvic CT scan.
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