Fissure for ligamentum teres sign

The fissure for ligamentum teres sign or extrahepatic ligamentum teres sign is a radiographic sign of pneumoperitoneum. It represents the outline of the ligamentum teres (remnant of an obliterated left umbilical vein) with free abdominal gas in a supine patient, as seen on a plain abdominal radiograph.

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rID: 60994
Section: Signs
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • extrahepatic ligamentum teres sign

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