Abdominal X-Ray of a Bowel Obstruction

Abdominal X-ray of a bowel obstruction

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

Current as ofAugust 21, 2015

Current as of: August 21, 2015

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology