A new sign of pneumoperitoneum was observed in a patient with perforation of the ascending colon. The presence of free air in the peritoneal cavity allowed identification of the transverse mesocolon and the root of the small bowel mesentery on plain abdominal radiographs obtained in the supine and in the prone position. This sign may be an aid in the diagnosis of pneumoperitoneum.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||British Journal of Radiology|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging