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Korean J Pediatr 1995 July;38(7) :1006-1011.
Three Cases of Pneumoperitoneum in Ventilated Newborns
Chun Ok Yang (Yang CO), Ho Young Lee (Lee HY), Won Kju Choe (Choe WK), Baek Keun Lim (Lim BK), Jong Soo Kim (Kim JS)
Department of Pediatrics, Yonsei University, Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea
Copyright © 1995 by The Korean Pediatric Society
ABSTRACT
Pneumoperitoneum in the newborn is usually a surgical emergency resulting from gastroint-estinal perforation. However, pneumoperitoneum can occur secondary to a pulmonary air leak which progresses from the mediastinum to the retroperitoneum by way of perivascular spaces and then to the peritoneum following rupture. We have observed this phenomenon in three ventilated newborn. A brief review of the related literatures was also made.
Keywords: Pneumoperitoneum | Ventilation | Without gastrointestinal perforation
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