Authors: Phui Sze Au Yong, Gek Kim Sharon Ong

 In Images in Clinical Medicine

Tension pneumoperitoneum is a well-known but rare complication of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. It is defined as the massive accumulation of air in the peritoneal cavity, which results in a sudden increase in intraabdominal pressure resulting in hemodynamic or ventilatory compromise. The presentation varies from intense abdominal pain and tenderness to imminent collapse.

Recent Posts
Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Start typing and press Enter to search