Pneumoperitoneum

Tiffany Nicole Tanner, Bradley Rounsborg Hall, Jacob Oran

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Abstract

Pneumoperitoneum has a wide differential diagnosis and presents with varying degrees of severity; however, not all etiologies require operative intervention. It is imperative that all patients with this diagnosis are evaluated by a surgeon. A thorough history, physical examination, and workup, aimed at localization of the source of pneumoperitoneum will ultimately determine the necessary treatments, including the need for operative intervention. We aim to provide the reader with a working knowledge regarding the evaluation and treatment of patients with pneumoperitoneum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)915-932
Number of pages18
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume98
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Management
  • Peritonitis
  • Pneumoperitoneum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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