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String of Pearls Sign-Intestinal Obstruction

The string of pearls sign can be seen on upright abdominal radiographs in small bowel obstruction. It consists of an obliquely or horizontally oriented row of small gas bubbles in the abdomen, which represent small pockets of air along the superior wall of the small bowel that are trapped between the valvulae conniventes.

String of Pearls Sign-Intestinal Obstruction Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Tuesday, December 09, 2014 Rating: 5

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