Pneumoperitoneum

Case contributed by Dr Ayush Goel

Presentation

Diffuse abdominal pain

Patient Data

Age: 70 yrs
Gender: Male
X-ray

Air under the diaphragm and Rigler's sign

X-ray

Annotated image

Red: air under the diaphragm

Yellow: Rigler's sign

Case Discussion

Chest X-ray PA view (erect) shows air under the diaphragm and Rigler's sign.

Surgical follow up: perforated duodenal ulcer.

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Case information

rID: 32812
Case created: 16th Dec 2014
Last edited: 29th Aug 2015
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