Benign persistent pneumoperitoneum in scleroderma Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Common Cold
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

abstract

  • We present a 68-year-old patient who, over a two-year period, was observed to have persistent benign pneumoperitoneum. The free air was present in the abdominal cavity without gastrointestinal perforation or pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis. The persistent pneumoperitoneum was a benign process and was not associated with peritonitis or other ill effects. The source of the free air was not clear. Conceivably, microperforations occurring in colonic diverticula or in distended intestinal wall induced the persistent benign pneumoperitoneum.

publication date

  • May 1986

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF01320325

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 552

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 31

number

  • 5