A 9-month-old girl was brought to the emergency department (ED) by her mother for abdominal distention, progressive failure to thrive, diarrhea, and occasional vomiting. At her 6-month well-child check-up, the infant had been at the 50th percentile in weight; now she was at the 10th percentile. She was afebrile.
Supine and decubitus views of the patient’s abdomen were ordered.
1. What do these radiographs show?
A. Small-bowel obstruction.
B. Bowel perforation.