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Spontaneous benign pneumoperitoneum complicating scleroderma in the absence of pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2349171     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a 64 year old woman with a 3-year history of scleroderma who presented as an emergency with increasing painless abdominal distention. Radiological investigations revealed a pneumoperitoneum in the absence of either visceral perforation or pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis. This is only the fourth report of spontaneous benign pneumoperitoneum complicating scleroderma without pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis. The possible aetiology of this condition is discussed.
N J London; R G Bailey; A W Hall
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medical journal     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0032-5473     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med J     Publication Date:  1990 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-07-12     Completed Date:  1990-07-12     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234135     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Glenfield General Hospital, Leicester, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Pneumoperitoneum / etiology*,  radiography
Scleroderma, Systemic / complications*

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