Pneumoperitoneum

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

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

Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Female
Ultrasound

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.

X-ray

Free gas is present under both domes of diaphragm.

No dilated bowel loops.

Right shoulder anterior dislocation.

Case Discussion

Findings favour a pneumoperitoneum.

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Case information

rID: 31502
Case created: 14th Oct 2014
Last edited: 17th Dec 2015
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