Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

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
Published: 8th Sep 2009
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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