Frontal
Modality: X-ray (Frontal)

- “ Demonstrating evidence of perforation is very important as it usually results in an emergency laparotomy. As such looking for signs of free gas is...”

Used in the following articles:

  • Football sign (pneumoperitoneum) - “ The football sign is seen in cases of massive pneumoperitoneum, where the abdominal cavity is outlined by gas from a perforated viscus. The median...”
  • Bowel perforation (summary) - “ Bowel perforation is an acute surgical emergency where there is a release of gastric or intestinal contents into the peritoneal space. Reference ...”
  • Abdominal radiology: conditions (curriculum) - “ Abdominal radiology conditions are a broad group of heterogeneous conditions that are split into: true pathology (e.g. colonic carcinoma) the un...”
  • Abdominal radiology: presentations (curriculum) - “ Abdominal radiology presentations are a relatively distinct group of presentations that precipitate assessment medical and surgical teams. ”

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