obstruction series

obstruction series

a test, consisting of a series of x-ray films, performed on the abdomen of patients with suspected bowel obstruction, paralytic ileus, perforated viscus, abdominal abscess, kidney stones, appendicitis, or foreign body ingestion.

obstruction series

Imaging A series of x-rays obtained from a Pt with suspected obstruction or functional intestinal paralysis
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Several days later, I discovered the call had not been from the ED but rather from the radiologist, who had suggested the diagnosis based on the patient's obstruction series.
An abdominal obstruction series with unenhanced computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen and pelvis and an exploratory laparotomy followed.
The radiographic abdominal obstruction series showed findings of distal bowel obstruction.