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Pneumoperitoneum – Rigler Sign

History: 75 year old man with abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.  This is the typical appearance of a Rigler Sign, also known as a bas relief sign, which has its origin in sculpture. Look again at the image above. Notice surgical skin staples over the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. The patient was recently … Continue reading

Small Bowel Obstruction

History: 48 year old man presents with diffuse abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. This patient was found to have a distal small bowel obstruction secondary to an incarcerated right femoral hernia.