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Abdominal X-Ray of a Bowel Obstruction

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Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho.

Figure 1 shows a normal abdomen. Figure 2 shows air trapped in the bowels because gas, fluids, or solids can't move through the bowels normally.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerHoward Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology
Last RevisedApril 24, 2012

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Last Updated: April 24, 2012
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