Abdominal computed tomography (CT) and intraoperative findings: (a) CT of a patient with mechanical small-bowel ileus, showing prestenotic dilatation of the small bowel (thick arrow), abrupt change of calibe, and a “hungry bowel” distal to the stenosis (thin arrows). (b) The corresponding intraoperative findings, with a dilated small bowel proximal to the area of previous stenosis (thick arrow); the adhesion (thin arrow), now divided, that caused the ileus; and the slowly recovering segment of small bowel, still hypoperfused because of the adhesion-related strangulation. | Vilz, T. O., Stoffels, B., Strassburg, C., Schild, H. H., & Kalff, J. C. (2017). Ileus in Adults. Deutsches Arzteblatt International, 114(29–30), 508–518. https://doi.org/10.3238/arztebl.2017.0508

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