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A case of pneumoperitoneum secondary to pulmonary airleak and a similar case of abdominal subcutaneous emphysema.
Sei Joong Ko, Moon Chul Kim, Jai Eok Kim
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1991;34(6):837-842.   Published online June 30, 1991
Pneumoperitoneum in association with pulmonry airleak syndrome is rarely encountered in spite of the rather frequent occurence of the pulmonary airleak syndrome in the neonates and the premature babies under ventilator therapy. In most cases of pneiimoperitoneum, the major cause is gastrointes- tinal perforation which evidently requires emergency surgery. Nevertheless, no such aggressive procedure as explolaparotomy is needed in case of pneumoperitoneum secondary to...
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