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Indian Journal of Surgery
Medknow Publications on behalf of Association of Surgeons of India
ISSN: 0972-2068
Vol. 66, No. 2, 2004, pp. 112-113
Bioline Code: is04029
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Surgery, Vol. 66, No. 2, 2004, pp. 112-113

 en Case Report - Benign pneumoperitoneum following road accident: A case report
Utpal De, Krishna Kamal De, Sushil Ranjan Ghosal


A 42-year-old male patient a victim of road accident developed pneumothorax which was successfully treated with an intercostal drainage. On the third day he developed sudden abdominal distension with rigidity. X-ray abdomen revealed free gas under both domes of the diaphragm. At laparotomy a thorough search did not reveal any hollow organ injury.

Spontaneous pneumoperitoneum, benign pneumoperitoneum

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