Pathophysiology, recognition and management of pneumoretroperitoneum.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_0A0EA019A064
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Pathophysiology, recognition and management of pneumoretroperitoneum.
Journal
British Journal of Surgery
Author(s)
Prêtre R., Robert J., Mirescu D., Witzig J.A., Rohner A.
ISSN
0007-1323 (Print)
ISSN-L
0007-1323
Publication state
Published
Issued date
1993
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
80
Number
9
Pages
1138-1140
Language
english
Abstract
The medical records of 15 patients found to have pneumoretroperitoneum in a 10-year period were reviewed. The cause of retroperitoneal emphysema was infection in six patients, trauma in five and iatrogenic in four. Emphysema was confined to the retroperitoneum in 11 patients, and extended to the mediastinum in four and to the soft tissue of the neck in three. Failure to diagnose pneumoretroperitoneum resulted in delayed intervention in two patients. One patient with pneumoretroperitoneum and pneumoperitoneum secondary to a lung lesion underwent unnecessary laparotomy. Outcome was favourable in these three patients. The presence of air in the retroperitoneum is not dangerous but its early recognition and detection of the source are important as septic conditions may be involved.
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