Pneumoperitoneum and pneumoretroperitoneum

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Pain following ERCP

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

Pneumoperitoneum is seen where gas is surrounding the liver and pneumoretroperitoneum is seen where gas is outlining the perirenal and pararenal spaces.

Case Discussion

This patient developed pain following an ERCP. CT demonstrates very large peritoneal and retroperitoneal gas collection.

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Case information

rID: 2753
Published: 21st May 2008
Last edited: 13th Jan 2021
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included