Pneumoperitoneum in the Treatment of Tuberculous Enterocolitis

  title={Pneumoperitoneum in the Treatment of Tuberculous Enterocolitis},
  author={Andrew L. Banyai},
  booktitle={Edinburgh medical journal},
usually supposed, and pneumoperitoneum is a powerful adjuvant to the ordinary methods of dietetic and medicinal treatment and the ultra-violet irradiation of the abdomen. The therapeutic effect of pneumoperitoneum is considered to be due to the direct chemical influence of oxygen and the hyperemia of the peritoneum and intestinal serosa which is induced. In a series of 44 cases of tuberculous enterocolitis complete relief from symptoms was obtained by this method in 14 cases, partial relief in… CONTINUE READING