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Abdominal air pockets, X-ray

Abdominal air pockets, X-ray

C010/3590

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Caption

Abdominal air pockets. Chest X-ray of a 44 year old patient showing air in the abdomen (dark masses at bottom right) a condition known as pneumoperitoneum. The air pockets are trapped below the diaphragm. The most common causes of pneumoperitoneum are gas escaping from a perforated bowel and suction of air through the female genital tract. Pneumoperitoneum is treated by removal of the air and repair of the underlying problem.

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