10] however, several cases have been reported in the gastroenterologic literature of colonoscopic bowel perforations associated with neck pain, subcutaneous emphysema, and radiographic findings of pneumomediastinum with pneumoperitoneum and pneumoretroperitoneum.
Subcutaneous emphysema, pneumopericardium, pneumomediastinum and pneumoretroperitoneum secondary to sigmoid perforation: A case report.
Complications occur in 3% of cases, are associated with poor prognosis and include obstruction, intussusception, volvulus, hemorrhage, intestinal perforation, pneumoperitoneum and pneumoretroperitoneum
We present the case of combined pneumoperitoneum, pneumoretroperitoneum, pneumomediastinum, pneumopericardium and subcutaneous emphysema after sub mucosal tear of the ascending colon, without evidence of intraperitoneal sepsis.
Computerised Tomography of the abdomen showed in addition, pneumoperitoneum and pneumoretroperitoneum (fig.
secondary to hydrogen peroxide wound irrigations.
A high pressure dissecting balloon is then introduced in the incision in order to expand the created space and to allow the establishment of the pneumoretroperitoneum
at 10 mmHg after its retrieval.
5,7) Pneumoperitoneum or pneumoretroperitoneum
can be seen secondary to cyst rupture.
162] Other extremely rare complications include foot drop, pneumonia, pneumoretroperitoneum
, meningitis and death.
was created at a pressure of 15 mmHg.
A chest X-ray showed massive barotrauma with subcutaneous emphysema over the face, neck, chest and abdominal wall, left-sided pneumothorax and pneumoretroperitoneum