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► Ileus - x-ray of distended bowel and stomach

Ileus - x-ray of distended bowel and stomach

This abdominal x-ray shows a stomach filled with fluid and a swollen (distended) small bowel, caused by a blockage (obstruction) in the intestines. A solution containing a dye (barium) that is visible on x-rays was swallowed by the patient (upper GI series).