Just the Facts: Diagnosis and management of small bowel obstruction

Brit Long, Elisha Targonsky, Alex Koyfman

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Abstract

A 63-year-old female patient presents with abdominal pain, vomiting, and abdominal distention. She has previously had a cholecystectomy and hysterectomy. She has had no prior similar episodes, and denies fever, hematemesis, or diarrhea. She takes no medications. Vital signs include blood pressure 123/61 mm Hg, heart rate 97, oral temperature 37.2°C, respiratory rate 18, oxygen saturation 97% on room air. Her abdomen is diffusely tender and distended.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)648-651
Number of pages4
JournalCanadian Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume22
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2020

Keywords

  • Gastrointestinal
  • small bowel obstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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