An Unusual Presentation of Small Bowel Volvulus

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Abstract

Patient History / Chief Complaint: 
  • 79-year-old Hispanic female§  Unrelenting epigastric pain radiating to the back x 2 days
  • Onset: Pain began shortly after drinking a soda; First episode
  • Severity: Pain is rated as 10/10 and no aggravating or alleviating factors
Differential Diagnosis:
A. Adult Intussusception 
B. Acute Mesenteric Ischemia 
C. Paralytic Ileus 
D. Small Bowel Obstruction Secondary to Volvulus
Conclusion :
Early diagnosis and intervention is key to positive outcomes.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - May 2016
EventAmerican Association of Physician Assistants / 40th Annual PA Conference - San Antonio, TX
Duration: May 1 2016 → …

Conference

ConferenceAmerican Association of Physician Assistants / 40th Annual PA Conference
Period5/1/16 → …

Keywords

  • Small Bowel Volvulus
  • Abdominal Pain

Disciplines

  • Medicine and Health Sciences

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