Constipation diagnosis takes a turn

When an elderly patient presents with abdominal distention and constipation, there’s a twist in the diagnosis
Saskia McDonald

Ron is an 88-year-old nursing home resident who presents with his daughter to his regular GP with a 2-3-day history of constipation and severe abdominal distension.

He reports normal appetite with no abdominal pain and has no other systemic signs or symptoms.