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Pneumoperitoneum, acute peritonitis, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, CPR, artificial respiration
Digestive System Diseases | Emergency Medicine | Gastroenterology | Internal Medicine | Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms | Surgery | Surgical Procedures, Operative
Pneumoperitoneum is most commonly associated with a perforated viscus. When free air is seen on imaging, the most common course of action is an emergent exploratory laparotomy. However, pneumoperitoneum may not always be indicative of a perforated bowel. In the case described below, we will discuss a patient who developed acute peritonitis and pneumoperitoneum after undergoing chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and positive pressure mechanical ventilation.
Zusman, Robert DO; Michael, George DO; Augustin, Anna E. DO; Myers, My MD; and Pierre-Victor, Dudith, "A Rare Cause of Pneumoperitoneum" (2020). West Florida Division Virtual Research Day. 42.
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