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Shireesh Gupta, Prakash Alagarsamy, Ankit Goyal
Keywords : Internal herniation, Pseudopneumoperitoneum,Chilaiditi syndrome
Citation Information : Gupta S, Alagarsamy P, Goyal A. A Rare Case of an Internal Hernia of Small Bowel Masquerading as Pneumoperitoneum. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2018; 3 (1):34-35.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 00-04-2018
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2018; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.
Free gas under diaphragm is a very significant X-ray finding seen among patients of acute abdomen coming to the ER of any hospital. This finding usually suggests perforation of a hollow viscus and requires urgent surgical intervention. But there are some pathologies which mimic this important sign thereby necessitating the surgeon to always take a holistic view and approach any potential laparotomy with clinical suspicion. We have presented such a case seen in our emergency department wherein an internal herniation of bowel loops presented with pseudopneumoperitoneum.
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