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Fig. 4 | Surgical Case Reports

Fig. 4

From: Proximal small bowel obstruction in a patient with cystic fibrosis: a case report

Fig. 4

The small bowel feces sign. On further inspection, the patient’s CT scan was determined to have a characteristic small bowel feces sign in the mid-jejunum, just proximal to the suspected transition point. Defined in 1995 as the presence of gas and particulate material in a dilated segment of the small bowel, the small bowel feces sign indicates fecal content in the small bowel and is due to intraluminal stagnation of enteric material [11].

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