Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


C/o abdominal pain - Few hrs.

Patient Data

Age: 17 yrs
Gender: Female

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.


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
Published: 23rd Jun 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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