Pneumoperitoneum neonate

Case contributed by Dr Michael Sargent

Massive pneumoperitoneum.

Case Discussion

AP supine and lateral shoot-through films in a 4 day old girl demonstrate a massive pneumoperitoneum, distending the abdomen and outlining the falciform and umbilical ligaments (football sign).

Ilial perforation proven at surgery. 

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Case information

rID: 6018
Published: 8th Apr 2009
Last edited: 20th Nov 2015
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