A fatal case of bowel obstruction caused by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug enteropathy.


Ulster Hospital, Upper Newtownards Road, Dundonald, BT16 1RH, UK. [Email]


We report the case of a 34-year-old woman who died after presenting to hospital with a 2-month history of vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Subsequent inquiries revealed that she had a history of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) abuse, and the autopsy revealed stricture formation consistent with being caused by NSAID enteropathy.


Autopsy,Bowel obstruction,NSAID abuse,NSAID enteropathy,Strictures,

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