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BTDMJB. 2009; 5(3): 113-116


A case with massive pneumoperitoneum due to mechanical ventilation

Meral Şen, Gökhan Akkurt, Ayhan Akpınar, Önder Sürgit, Mikdat Bozer.

Abstract
Pneumoperitoneum is used to describe the presence of free gas within the peritoneal cavity. In the majority of cases (85-90%) it is the result of perforation of an intrabdominal viscus and required emergency laparotomy. In the 10-15% of patients, there is no viscus perforation and this group is termed ‘nonsurgical’, ‘spontaneous’ or ‘idiopathic’ pneumoperitoneum. In this report we presented a 73-year-old woman who was admitted to the intensive care unit with respiratory failure due to chronic obstructive respiratory disease and pneumonia who developed masive pneumoperitoneum during mechanical ventilation.

Key words: Pneumoperitoneum, spontaneous, nonsurgical, idiopathic, mechanical ventilation



Article Language: Turkish English



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