Acute abdominal series

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To differentiate large and small bowel:

  1. Small bowel has lines (plica circulares) all the way through the bowel
  2. Large bowel has lines (haustra) only halfway through the bowel

  • Abdominal xray has poor Sn and Sp for SBO
    • If very concerned need CT

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