Pneumoperitoneum After Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy: Does It Have Clinical Significance?

@inproceedings{Lee2015PneumoperitoneumAP,
  title={Pneumoperitoneum After Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy: Does It Have Clinical Significance?},
  author={Ju Yup Lee and Kyung Sik Park},
  booktitle={Intestinal research},
  year={2015}
}
signs were observed in 5 (55.5%) patients, with fever reported in 4, abdominal tenderness in 4, and leukocytosis in 4. Two patients (22.2%) with moderate (2−4 cm) or large (>4 cm) pneumoperitoneum after PEG died from either pneumonia or septic shock. The authors concluded that the clinical course of pneumoperitoneum after PEG is not always benign and self-limited, and therefore a moderate or large pneumoperitoneum should not be ignored. Although there may be some differences in PEG method and… CONTINUE READING

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