Pneumoperitoneum following mechanical ventilation in a child

F. H. Khan, M. Nadeem Ahmad

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A case of spontaneous pneumoperitoneum in a 5 months old child is being described. This child developed massive pneumoperitoneum while being mechanically ventilated. This possibility should always be kept in mind specially if child develops pneumoperitoneum in the presence of very high airway pressures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)508-510
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Barotrauma
  • Pneumoperitoneum
  • Ventilation


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