Pneumoperitoneum

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

C/o abdominal pain - Few hrs.

Patient Data

Age: 17 yrs
Gender: Female
Modality: Ultrasound

Free fluid with echoes were present in the abdomen and pelvis. No obvious mass in the pelvis.

Free intraperitoneal gas was present anterior to the left lobe of the liver in the supine position.

An abdominal radiograph was performed after ultrasound.

Modality: X-ray

Upright abdominal radiograph shows free intra-abdominal gas under the diaphragm, compatible with pneumoperitoneum.

Case Discussion

Pneumoperitoneum due to peptic perforation.

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Case Information

rID: 18252
Case created: 23rd Jun 2012
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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