Stepladder sign (small bowel obstruction)

Stepladder sign represents the appearance of air-fluid distended small bowel loops that appear to be stacked on top of each other, typically observed on erect abdominal radiographs in the setting of small bowel obstruction

On breast imaging, the stepladder sign is used to describe intracapsular breast implant rupture

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rID: 48704
Section: Signs
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