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Whenever you see a case of tinkly bowel sounds (exaggerated and sounds like a bell under water) + abdominal distension then think jejunal or ileal obstruction (not dudenal or large bowel).

Common causes in adults include:

  • Hernias
  • Adhesions
  • Tumor
  • Foreign body
  • Meckle's diverticulum
  • Crohn's disease
  • Ascaris infection
  • Midgut volvulus
  • Intussusception
 
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