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Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


C/o abdominal pain - 3 -4 days. Increased for last 1 day.

Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Female

Pt was referred for chest radiograph and ultrasound. Study uploaded in actual sequence.

Free intra-peritoneal gas is seen anterior to the left lobe of liver in supine position.

Mild ascites was present.


Free gas is present under both domes of diaphragm.

No dilated bowel loops.

Right shoulder anterior dislocation.

Case Discussion

Findings favor a pneumoperitoneum.

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Case information

rID: 31502
Published: 14th Oct 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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