Continuous diaphragm sign

Case contributed by Dr Brendon Friesen

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Female
X-ray

Central sub-diaphragmatic lucency (continuous diaphragm sign) in keeping with pneumoperitoneum.

CT

CT confirms pneumoperitoneum.

Thickened gastric wall and duodenal bulb.

Small volume ascites.

Case Discussion

Continuous diaphragm sign of pneumoperitoneum on chest radiograph.

Perforated duodenal bulbar ulcer on CT.

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Case information

rID: 29936
Case created: 5th Jul 2014
Last edited: 7th Oct 2015
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