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Clin Med Insights Case Rep. 2010;3:59-62. doi: 10.4137/CCRep.S5910. Epub 2010 Oct 12.

Delay in diagnosis of intestinal obstruction in a patient with familial mediterranean Fever.

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Department of General Surgery, Faith Sultan Mehmet Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.


Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is a recurrent disease characterized by inflammatory process effecting synovial membranes such as peritoneum, pericardium and joints. It usually presents with acute abdominal pain. Intestinal obstruction secondary to adhesions may be observed in FMF patients. Sometimes diagnosing intestinal obstruction can be a challenging problem. We were presented a patient with FMF and adhesive intestinal obstruction. He was operated on after 10 days of symptoms. Delay in diagnosis and treatment of the case discussed with literature review.


Familial Mediterranean Fever; adhesion; intestinal obstruction

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