Radiographic changes

The plain radiograph is normal in the earliest stages. Its main use is to exclude perforation or obstruction. Later, a non-specific picture of distended small gut with air-fluid levels develops; this is difficult to distinguish from changes found in peritonitis or early mechanical obstruction. Thickening of the bowel wall with gas bubbles and loop separation have been reported but are not constant or reliable features. The presence of gas in the mesenteric or portal veins was previously regarded as a lethal event. However, there have been reports of successful revascularization in such patients. Ultrasound imaging, CT scan, and magnetic resonance imaging are not easy to use in the emergency situation and have not been evaluated.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

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