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Delayed post-operative pneumoperitoneum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12435919     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a case of post-operative pneumoperitoneum (PP), which persisted for eight weeks. Postoperative retained air is the most common cause of PP. It does not require a surgical intervention and thus is defined as a 'non-surgical PP'. The etiological factors contributing to the duration of the postoperative PP are controversial but the longest time described in the literature is 24 days. We review the relevant literature and discuss factors contributing to the duration of postoperative PP.
Adil Ceydeli; Bashar Fahoum; Moshe Schein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Digestive surgery     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0253-4886     ISO Abbreviation:  Dig Surg     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-11-18     Completed Date:  2003-03-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501808     Medline TA:  Dig Surg     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  420-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2002 S. Karger AG, Basel
Department of Surgery, New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adenocarcinoma / pathology,  surgery
Cecal Neoplasms / pathology,  surgery
Colectomy / adverse effects*,  methods
Follow-Up Studies
Laparotomy / adverse effects*,  methods
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / pathology,  surgery*
Pneumoperitoneum / etiology*,  radiography
Postoperative Complications / radiography*
Postoperative Period
Risk Assessment
Time Factors

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