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String of Beads Sign-Small Bowel Obstruction

The string of pearls sign can be seen on abdominal radiographs obtained with the patient in the upright position or on decubitus abdominal radiographs. Also commonly referred to as the “string of beads sign,” the sign consists of a row or line of several small air bubbles obliquely or horizontally oriented in the abdomen.

String of Beads Sign-Small Bowel Obstruction Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Friday, April 27, 2012 Rating: 5

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