CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology 2019; 02(02): 087-097
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1689681
Review Article
Indian Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology

Imaging of Abnormal Air in the Abdomen and Pelvis

Shobhit Sharma
1  Department of Radiology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
,
Jonathan McDougal
2  Department of Radiology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri, United States
,
Tarun Pandey
1  Department of Radiology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
,
Kedar Jambhekar
1  Department of Radiology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
,
Roopa Ram
1  Department of Radiology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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Publication History

Received: 30 November 2018

Accepted after revision: 15 February 2019

Publication Date:
19 July 2019 (online)

  

Abstract

The presence of abnormal air collection on an imaging study is quite often the reason as well as the solution to a diagnostic dilemma. The purpose of this review article is to develop an understanding of anatomical localization and determine etiology of abnormal air collections in the abdomen and pelvis. Abnormal air collections are commonly encountered on imaging studies on a daily basis, and this article will help familiarize the interpreting radiologist with the pathophysiology of these collections and help solve various diagnostic challenges and avoid potential pitfalls.