Spontaneous pneumoperitoneum-role of diagnostic laparoscopy case report

Journal of Clinical Case Reports

ISSN: 2165-7920

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Spontaneous pneumoperitoneum-role of diagnostic laparoscopy case report

9th International Conference on Clinical & Medical Case Reports

September 27-28, 2018 | Amsterdam, Netherlands

Artefaa Al-Shamari,Syed Muhammad Aliand Ejaz Latif

Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Clin Case Rep

Abstract :

Objective: Spontaneous pneumoperitoneum is a rare condition. It presents a challenge to the surgeon as the clinical presentation and radiological findings mimic perforated viscus resulting in unnecessary surgical intervention. The aim of this article is to describe a case of a spontaneous pneumoperitoneum in an elderly patient who underwent diagnostic Methods: A 77-year-old female with multiple comorbidities presented to the emergency department with productive cough, shortness of breath, vomiting and abdominal pain. On examination she had tenderness in epigastric region. Chest X-ray and CT showed free air and fluid in peritoneal cavity. Results: The patient underwent diagnostic laparoscopy that did not reveal any gastrointestinal perforation Conclusion: Spontaneous pneumoperitoneum is frequently mistaken for perforated viscus. If the patient presents with features of peritonitis, diagnostic laparoscopy has a vital role as it prevents unnecessary midline laparotomy.

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