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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

Femoral Hernia

History: 48 year old male presents with abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting and a new right groin mass. This patient was also found to have a small bowel obstruction secondary to the right femoral hernia.