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Pneumoperitoneum MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Pneumoperitoneum
Tree Number(s)
C06.844.670
Unique ID
D011027
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011027
Annotation
do not confuse with PNEUMOPERITONEUM, ARTIFICIAL, a technique; RETROPNEUMOPERITONEUM is also available
Scope Note
A condition with trapped gas or air in the PERITONEAL CAVITY, usually secondary to perforation of the internal organs such as the LUNG and the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT, or to recent surgery. Pneumoperitoneum may be purposely introduced to aid radiological examination.
NLM Classification #
WI 575
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/03/14
Pneumoperitoneum Preferred
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