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Pneumoperitoneum associated with pneumothorax or pneumopericardium: a surgical dilemma in the injured patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  521144     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three cases of 'idiopathic pneumoperitoneum' following injury are reviewed. Two cases occurred several days after initial injury and were associated with post-traumatic pneumothorax and artificial respiration. It is likely that artificial respiration induced pneumoperitoneum in these cases. The third case of pneumoperitoneum occurred one hour after initial injury and was associated with bilateral pneumothoraces and pneumopericardium. Congenital abnormalities and tension pneumothorax were thought to account for this case of 'idiopathic pneumoperitoneum'.
T A Andrew; D D Milne
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Injury     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0020-1383     ISO Abbreviation:  Injury     Publication Date:  1979 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-03-17     Completed Date:  1980-03-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0226040     Medline TA:  Injury     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Pneumopericardium / complications*
Pneumoperitoneum / etiology*,  radiography
Pneumothorax / complications*
Respiration, Artificial / adverse effects
Thoracic Injuries / complications*

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