Category: Visual Diagnosis
22-year-old male with history of autism, mental retardation who is non-verbal presents with abdominal pain and vomiting for one day. Patient was found clutching his abdomen and moaning. What's the diagnosis?
Small Bowel Obstruction
See the corresponding upright abdominal x-ray, showing dilated bowel with air fluid levels.
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