Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1995;38(7):1006-1011.
Published online July 15, 1995.
Three Cases of Pneumoperitoneum in Ventilated Newborns
Chun Ok Yang, Ho Young Lee, Won Kju Choe, Baek Keun Lim, Jong Soo Kim
Department of Pediatrics, Yonsei University, Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea
기계 환기 치료중 발생한 기복 3례
양춘옥, 이호영, 최원규, 임백근, 김종수
연세대학교 원주의과대학 소아과학교실
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.
Key Words: Pneumoperitoneum, Ventilation, Without gastrointestinal perforation

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