83-Year-Old Woman With Abdominal Distention and Constipation

December 2009
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Dec2009, Vol. 84 Issue 12, p1126
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of an 83-year-old woman diagnosed with Alzheimer dementia. She was presented to the emergency department for she was having an abdominal distention. She developed a progressive distended abdomen for two days with anorexia. Her medical history showed that she had no fever, rigors, dyspnea or weight loss.


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