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Case report: small bowel volvulus presenting during pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1424456     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The diagnostic use of ionizing radiation during pregnancy is to be avoided whenever possible due to the risk to the unborn child. However, vomiting presenting after the first trimester of pregnancy is unusual, and if severe or persistent, requires investigation. We present a case where reluctance to expose the fetus to radiation could have resulted in a potentially serious delay in the diagnosis of maternal small bowel volvulus.
A J Liddicoat; D C Lloyd
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical radiology     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0009-9260     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Radiol     Publication Date:  1992 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-03     Completed Date:  1992-12-03     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306016     Medline TA:  Clin Radiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  286-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Llandough Hospital, South Glamorgan.
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MeSH Terms
Duodenal Obstruction / etiology,  radiography*
Duodenum / radiography
Pregnancy Complications / etiology,  radiography*
Torsion Abnormality

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