The role of CT in the diagnosis of small bowel obstruction: a case and literature review.
Ramseyer L. Abernethy EA 3rd. McCune EA. Steffen HL.
Integris Bass Baptist Hospital, Enid, Okla., USA.
In cases of suspected small bowel obstruction, CT may confirm the diagnosis and demonstrate the cause of obstruction, preventing a delay in surgical treatment. This article reviews several recent cases which demonstrate the utility of CT in this clinical scenario. Also, a review of literature suggests that CT may have a role in differentiating simple from strangulated small bowel obstruction.