African Journal of Paediatric Surgery

SYMPOSIUM
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 161--166

Radiographic signs of gastrointestinal perforation in children: A pictorial review


Olugbenga T Awolaran 
 Department of Clinical Health Care, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, Marston, Oxford, United Kingdom

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Olugbenga T Awolaran
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United Kingdom

Plain abdominal radiographs remain an important aid for clinicians in the diagnosis of gastrointestinal perforation, especially in neonates and very sick children where clinical features of peritonitis may not be as prominent. Suggestive radiographic features are not always very obvious, especially when taken in the supine position and may lead to delayed or missed diagnosis. Through a pictorial review of plain radiographs, this article highlights a number of documented features of gastrointestinal perforation on X-ray in the paediatric setting, which increases the accuracy of diagnosis.


How to cite this article:
Awolaran OT. Radiographic signs of gastrointestinal perforation in children: A pictorial review.Afr J Paediatr Surg 2015;12:161-166


How to cite this URL:
Awolaran OT. Radiographic signs of gastrointestinal perforation in children: A pictorial review. Afr J Paediatr Surg [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Apr 19 ];12:161-166
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