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).
Review Date: 11/17/2010
Reviewed By: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of
General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington
School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical
Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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