Which physical findings are characteristic of acute duodenal obstruction?

Updated: Dec 19, 2018
  • Author: Denis D Bensard, MD, FACS, FAAP; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
  • Print

See the list below:

  • Abdominal distention and gastric waves may be present.

  • Passage of meconium or stool can be present.

  • These patients usually do not have signs of peritonitis or shock, unless volvulus is also present distal to the obstruction.

Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!