- Can occur from occult cancers
Auscultation: hyperactive bowel sounds with “tinkles” or “rushes”Dx: Abdominal XR (plain film, “KUB”) both supine & upright
- dilated bowel loops with air-fluid levels
- “free air” under diaphragm on upright = perforated bowel
See posting Abdominal Pain – 3.