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In some cases the stomach merely distends with gas and does not twist or bloat.
6) The oval shadow seen in the football sign is due to a large pneumoperitoneum, which distends the peritoneal cavity.
One orbit later, according to the simulations, Saturn's tug distends the region from which the strands were stolen, creating the channels seen in the Cassini images.