Retropneumoperitoneum with pneumoperitoneum after rectal perforation resulting from endoscopic polypectomy. A case report

 
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2007 (EN)
Retropneumoperitoneum with pneumoperitoneum after rectal perforation resulting from endoscopic polypectomy. A case report (EN)

N. Vaos, L. Samanidis, A. Polydorou, S. Trakadas, J. Papadimitriou, E. Mallas, M. Zissis,

SUMMARY A case of simultaneous retropneumoperitoneum and pneumoperitoneum resulting from an endoscopic polypectomy of a sessile polyp has been reported. According to the current data, we consider that the cause of the above rare clinical picture was the perforation of the extraperitoneal part of the rectum and leakage of air into retroperitoneal space. From there, the air found access to the peritoneal space following the mesocolon’s blood vessels, through a microrupture of the bowel’s serosa or of the posterior peritoneum. These microperforations could not be detected during the laparotomy. Key words: Pneumoperitoneum, retropneumoperitoneum, endoscopic polypectomy (EN)

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Ελληνική Γαστροεντερολογική Εταιρία (EL)
Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

2007-04-07


Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

1792-7463
1108-7471
Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 15, No 1 (2002) (EN)



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