Erroneous diagnosis of distal intestinal obstruction syndrome in cystic fibrosis: clinical impact of abdominal ultrasonography.

OBJECTIVE To describe the use of abdominal ultrasonography in the differential diagnosis of distal intestinal obstruction syndrome (DIOS). DESIGN Four case reports. SETTING Adult cystic fibrosis centre (140 patients). PATIENTS Four cystic fibrosis patients presenting over 18 months with clinical symptoms suggestive of a DIOS which could not be… CONTINUE READING