Ascites

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones
Modality: X-ray

Bowel loops are displaced centrally (more evident on the right side). 

Case Discussion

A simple case of ascites. The loops of small bowel seen here are congregated within the middle of the abdomen as the fluid within the peritoneal cavity pushes them into the most dependant position: the centre.

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Case Information

rID: 7134
Case created: 8th Sep 2009
Last edited: 10th Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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