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Fibrofatty Band-Associated Small Bowel Obstruction After Marathon Running

Pembroke, Tom and Raj, Lawrence Sunder 2016. Fibrofatty Band-Associated Small Bowel Obstruction After Marathon Running. ACG Case Reports Journal 3 (1) , e145. 10.14309/crj.2016.118

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We report a 57-year-old man who developed subacute small bowel obstruction after running a marathon. A fibrofatty band was identified restricting the terminal ileum upon subsequent imaging. Surgical division of the band resulted in complete resolution of the patient’s symptoms. Fibrofatty bands are embryonic remnants of the vitellointestinal duct and have not previously been reported to cause small bowel obstruction at the terminal ileum. We discuss the origin of remnant fibrofatty bands and physiological impact of running a marathon upon the gastrointestinal tract that would have contributed to development of subacute small bowel obstruction.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Publisher: American College of Gastroenterology
ISSN: 2326-3253
Date of Acceptance: 5 April 2016
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2019 14:29

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