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A tenacious complete small bowel obstruction
  1. S Di Saverio1,
  2. G Tugnoli1,
  3. F Catena2,
  4. A Biscardi1,
  5. F Baldoni1
  1. 1
    Emergency Surgery and Trauma Surgery Unit, Trauma Center, Department of Emergency, Department of Surgery, Maggiore Hospital, Bologna, Italy
  2. 2
    Emergency Surgery Unit, Department of General and Transplant Surgery, S Orsola Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna, Italy
  1. Dr S Di Saverio, Emergency Surgery and Trauma Surgery Unit, Maggiore Hospital, Bologna Local Health District, Logo Nigrisoli 2, 40100 Bologna, Italy; salo75{at}

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A 41-year-old man presented to the Emergency Department complaining of abdominal distension associated with a vague pain for a few days previously and sudden onset 12 h …

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