Pneumoperitoneum

Case contributed by Dr Michael Sargent

Patient Data

Age: 4 days
Gender: Female
X-ray

Case Discussion

AP supine and lateral shoot-through films demonstrate a massive pneumoperitoneum, distending the abdomen and outlining the falciform and umbilical ligaments (football sign).

An ileal perforation was proven at surgery. 

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Case information

rID: 6018
Published: 8th Apr 2009
Last edited: 23rd Nov 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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