Medical Definition of Pneumoperitoneum

1. Aetiology, iatrogenic, surgery, dialysis, spontaneous, peptic perforation, bowel obstruction, toxic megacolon, trauma, penetrating or blunt injury, miscellaneous, female genital tract (intercourse, douching, insufflation), pneumatosis intestinalis or coli duration, typically 4-5 days (up to 4 weeks), persists longer in adults than kids, and in thin people X-ray, upright chest or left lateral decubitus can detect 1 cc, gas under diaphragm or lateral liver margin, football sign, Rigler sign (12 Dec 1998)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pneumoperitoneum

pneumonometer
pneumonometers
pneumonomoniliasis
pneumonomycosis
pneumonopathy
pneumonopexy
pneumonophora
pneumonopleuritis
pneumonorrhaphy
pneumonotomy
pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis
pneumony
pneumootoka
pneumopericardium
pneumoperitoneum (current term)
pneumoperitoneum in kids
pneumoperitonitis
pneumopexy
pneumophagia
pneumophora
pneumopleuritis
pneumopyelography
pneumopyothorax
pneumoradiography
pneumoresection
pneumoretroperitoneum
pneumoroentgenography
pneumorrhachis
pneumorrhagia

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