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Pneumoperitoneum as the presenting sign of pulmonary barotrauma during artificial ventilation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3711427     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Massive pneumoperitoneum developing immediately following initiation of artificial ventilation is an unusual sign of pulmonary barotrauma, and must be distinguished from pneumoperitoneum following rupture of a hollow abdominal viscus. We present a case of massive pneumoperitoneum and scrotal pneumatocele which we attributed to pulmonary barotrauma after excluding other causes. Awareness of this entity will enable early diagnosis and avoid unnecessary laparotomy.
B Beilin; D L Shulman; A T Weiss; P Mogle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Intensive care medicine     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0342-4642     ISO Abbreviation:  Intensive Care Med     Publication Date:  1986  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-07-10     Completed Date:  1986-07-10     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7704851     Medline TA:  Intensive Care Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  49-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Barotrauma / diagnosis*,  etiology
Lung Injury*
Middle Aged
Pneumoperitoneum / diagnosis*,  etiology
Respiration, Artificial / adverse effects*

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