Pneumoperitoneum (Additional Examinations)

atno_28_n.jpg: Lateral view of the trunk following a pneumoperitoneum. Above the diaphragm two rounded structures filled with air are recognizable. The diagnosis is a bilateral Morgagni hernia of moderate size which seems empty at the moment of examination. A protrusion of parts of the stomach or liver is possible at any time; therefore, an acute obstruction or intermittent obstacle may occur. Nowadays, the less invasive CT has replaced the pneumoperitoneum.