The new imaging modalities have changed the role of conventional radiology in the study of the acute abdomen. Nevertheless, the abdominal plain film can still be used:
in searching for radiopaque foreign bodies;
in identifying free intraperitoneal air;
in postsurgical follow-up;
in the study of acute intestinal behaviours.
KeywordsParalytic Ileus Abdominal Plain Film Rectal Ampulla Mechanical Ileus Colic Frame
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