Subdiaphragmatic free gas

Case contributed by Dr Kewal Arunkumar Mistry

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Peritonitis

Patient Data

Age: 62 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Free gas is seen under both domes of diaphragm.

Note nasogastric tube in situ and unfolding of arch of aorta.

Case Discussion

Patient was taken for emergency laparotomy. Perforated duodenal ulcer was found.

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Case information

rID: 35318
Published: 31st Mar 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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