A teenager with abdominal pain and soft-tissue emphysema

Yanai, Hidekatsu; Yoshida, Hiroshi; Ohashi, Kazuyoshi; Otani, Kei; Sekine, Takeshi; Tada, Norio; Koyama, Tsutomu
February 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/28/2006, Vol. 174 Issue 5, p624
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article focuses on the case of a 15-year-old girl with abdominal pain and soft-tissue emphysema. She experienced abdominal and chest pain, nausea and postprandial gastric fullness. The patient had a history of an eating disorder with low weight and amenorrhea. She was diagnosed with superior mesenteric artery syndrome, a rare cause of small bowel obstruction.


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