Which physical findings are characteristic of chronic duodenal obstruction?

Updated: Dec 19, 2018
  • Author: Denis D Bensard, MD, FACS, FAAP; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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  • Physical examination findings may be completely normal at the time of presentation.

  • Abdominal distention and tenderness may be present.

  • Diagnosis is usually made by history and a high level of clinical suspicion; physical examination findings are very unreliable.

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