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Ileus - x-ray of distended bowel and stomach

Ileus - X-ray of distended bowel and stomach

Overview

This abdominal X-ray shows a stomach filled with fluid and a swollen (distended) small bowel, caused by a blockage (psudo-obstruction) in the intestines. A solution containing a dye (barium) that is visible on X-rays was swallowed by the patient (upper GI series).

Update Date 8/11/2014