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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Overview

The football sign refers to a large oval radiolucency in the shape of an American football, which is seen on supine abdominal X-ray films.[1] The football sign is most frequently seen in infants with spontaneous or iatrogenic gastric perforation causing pneumoperitoneum.

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  1. Rampton JW (2004). "The football sign". Radiology. 231 (1): 81–2. PMID 14990817. Full text. 

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