Abdominal CT findings in small bowel perforation

R. Zissin*, A. Osadchy, G. Gayer

*Corresponding author for this work

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Small bowel perforation is an emergent medical condition for which the diagnosis is usually not made clinically but by CT, a common imaging modality used for the diagnosis of acute abdomen. Direct CT features that suggest perforation include extraluminal air and oral contrast, which are often associated with secondary CT signs of bowel pathology. This pictorial review illustrates the CT findings of small bowel perforation caused by various clinical entities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-171
Number of pages10
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
Issue number974
StatePublished - Feb 2009
Externally publishedYes


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