Pneumoperitoneum

Case contributed by Craig Hacking

Presentation

Post bowel surgery

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Female
x_ray

Free subdiaphragmatic gas in keeping with recent abdominal surgery. The lungs and pleural spaces are clear. Heart size and mediastinal contours are normal for projection. No pneumothorax. Degenerative acromioclavicular joints.

Case Discussion

Good example of free intraperitoneal gas, which outlines the liver edge.

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