From the case: Pneumoperitoneum

Modality: X-ray (Frontal)

- “ The features are most likely due to intestinal obstruction with bowel perforation. ”

Used in the following article:

  • Bowel perforation - “ Bowel perforation can occur in many different settings, but the more common are bowel obstruction (both small and large) bowel ischemia severe ...”
  • Continuous diaphragm sign - “ The continuous diaphragm sign is a chest radiograph sign of pneumomediastinum or pneumopericardium if lucency is above the diaphragm, or of pneumo...”
  • Double wall sign (pneumoperitoneum) - “ The double wall sign is another name for the Rigler sign. It is a sign of pneumoperitoneum with gas outlining both sides of the bowel wall. It is ...”
  • Rigler sign (bowel) - “ The Rigler sign, also known as the double wall sign, is seen on a radiograph of the abdomen when the air is present on both sides of the intestine...”
  • Bowel obstruction - “ Bowel obstructions are common and account for 20% of admissions with "surgical abdomens". Radiology is important in confirming the diagnosis and i...”
  • Pneumoperitoneum - “ Pneumoperitoneum describes gas within the peritoneal cavity, often due to critical illness. There are numerous causes and several mimics. Patholo...”

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