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Acute abdomen after prolonged plane travel
  1. M Yee,
  2. H Ye,
  3. A B West
  1. Department of Pathology, New York University, New York, New York, USA
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr A B West
    AmeriPath New York Gastrointestinal Diagnostics, 1 Greenwich Place, Shelton, CT 06484, USA; brian.west{at}

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A 69-year-old woman developed an acute abdomen immediately after a prolonged (>12-h) flight. At laparotomy, two abnormal segments of jejunum were found: one 16 cm long, immediately distal to the ligament of Treitz; …

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