A RARE PHENOMENON CREATING DILEMMA FOR THE SURGEON:PNEUMOPERITONEUM AFTER COLONOSCOPY
Pneumoperitoneum is free air existence in abdomen and usually caused by the perforation in gastrointestinal system. Peptic ulcer disease is the most common cause of perforation and pneumoperitoneum. The presence of free air in abdomen usually indicates emergency surgery. However, surgical approach is not required in some cases of pneumoperitoneum if there is no evidence of perforation and no sign of peritoneal irritation. Herein, we present an 82-yearold male patient who had pneumoperitoneum after colonoscopy and treated non-surgically.
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