Pneumoperitoneum (ultrasound)

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Acute abdominal pain for 8 hours.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

Free intraperitoneal gas was noted anterior to the left lobe of the liver in a supine position and anterior to the right lobe of the liver in a left decubitus position.

Free fluid with internal echoes was noted in abdomen and pelvis. 

Case Discussion

Sonographic features of pneumoperitoneum, presumably from hollow viscus rupture but no surgical follow-up available. 

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Case information

rID: 13180
Published: 10th Mar 2011
Last edited: 13th May 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included