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Dilated loops of bowel without full obstruction

Giulia Leonardi, Nicola de Bortoli, Massimo Bellini, Maria Gloria Mumolo, Francesco Costa, Angelo Ricchiuti, Stefano Bombardieri, Santino Marchi
Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIP) is an infrequent complication of an active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We illustrate a case of SLE inactive-related CIP. A 51-year old female with inactive SLE (ECLAM score 2) was hospitalized with postprandial fullness, vomiting, abdominal bloating and abdominal pain. She had had no bowel movements for five days. Plain abdominal X-ray revealed multiple fluid levels and dilated small and large bowel loops with air-fluid levels. Intestinal contrast radiology detected dilated loops...
December 6, 2010: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
J C Yan, Y C Chao, W G Chang, T H Young, R Y Shyu
Chronic idiopathic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIIP) is a rare heterogeneous clinical syndrome characterized by recurrent episodes of symptoms and signs of intestinal obstruction in the absence of a mechanically obstructing lesion. Dilatation of other viscera, such as the renal pelvis, ureter or urinary bladder, is identified in a minority of patients. We report the cases of two patients with CIIP presenting with abdominal fullness and constipation. Radiologic examination of the first patient revealed dilatation of the esophagus, stomach, duodenum and bowel loops up to the ascending colon...
March 2000: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Medical Journal; Free China Ed
R Aviram, I Erez, T Z Dolfin, S Katz, Y Beyth, R Tepper
The sonographic findings in a fatal case of congenital short-bowel syndrome are reported. Sonography at 11 weeks of gestation showed a 11 x 6 mm hyperechoic mass interpreted to be a midgut umbilical hernia. A repeat scan 2 weeks later showed an intact anterior abdominal wall, no umbilical herniation, and appropriate fetal growth. Forty-eight hours after full-term, vaginal delivery, the infant began vomiting bile and passing blood rectally. Imaging studies showed distended bowel loops without air-fluid levels and incomplete bowel obstruction...
February 1998: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
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