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Chapter: Abdomen & Pelvis

Subchapter: Gastrointestinal tract (Read entire chapter)

Diagnosis: Obstructing abdominal wall hernia
This patient herniated his small bowel through an abdominal wall defect. We can appreciate the air filled and dilated bowel loops within the hernia (arrows), indicating obstruction. There is relative paucity of air, especially in the lower abdomen.




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