We did not perform a double-sided standing abdominal x-ray
, and one-sided standing abdominal x-ray
did not reveal the sewing needle due to superposition.
Plain abdominal X-ray
findings, including a dilated sigmoid colon with multiple intestinal air-fluid levels, were observed in only 7.0% of patients.
A radiograph of the knee was unremarkable, repeat urinalysis showed no evidence of a urinary tract infection, and an abdominal x-ray
showed a large stool burden.
Sigmoid volvulus was diagnosed based on symptoms (distension and pain) and radiographic findings, i.e., coffee-bean sign on abdominal X-ray
Initial abdominal X-ray
(Figure 1) showed diffuse radiopaque material visualized throughout the colon.
High gastric output was noted without abdominal distension, and a combined chest and abdominal X-ray
showed mild gaseous distension of the stomach with no free intra-abdominal air (Figure 2).
Workup revealed a normal echocardiogram with no concern for transplant rejection as well as a normal abdominal ultrasound, but abdominal X-ray
(KUB) was concerning for diffuse pneumatosis intestinalis due to linear lucencies adjacent to the cecal wall and significantly dilated and edematous bowel (Figure 1).
was performed and showed distended abdomen with pneumoperitoneum (see Figures 1(a) and 1(b)).
A 16-year-old patient presented to our outpatient clinic for evaluation of a pelvic calcified mass, initially found three years earlier in an abdominal X-ray
, during investigation of an episode of lower right quadrant pain (Figure 1).
showed a tortuous tubular radiopaque image fixed on the left-upper quadrant (Figure 1a); computed tomography revealed isolated calcification of the splenic artery (Figure 1b).
The abdominal X-ray
showed a great number of intensive shadows in the area of the ascending colon and the rectum (Figure 1).
Considering the possibility of intestinal obstruction, we suggested the patient to have an abdominal X-ray
. However she refused this examination considering it to be a risk for the foetus to ionizing radiation.