Continuous diaphragm sign
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Normally the central portion of the diaphragm is not discretely visualized on chest radiographs as it merges with the cardiac silhouette. If the diaphragm can be seen continuously across the midline then this is highly suggestive of free gas within the mediastinum, pericardium or peritoneal cavity 1,3.
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