Copyright © 2009 [Gerald R. Aben, MD MSU Department of Radiology]. All rights reserved.
Revised: April 08, 2009
Top 10 Chest Pathologies

 

Pneumoperitoneum

 

Free air beneath the diaphragm can be an iatrogenic phenomenon as following laproscopy.  Perforated ulcers or diverticula can lead to this condition as can puncture injuries to the abdomen or bowel.
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The white arrows delineate the edge of the lung, the visceral pleura.  White arrowheads designate the superior margin of the diaphragm, parietal pleura.