pneumoperitoneum

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pneumoperitoneum

 [noo″mo-per″ĭ-to-ne´um]
the presence of air or gas in the peritoneal cavity, occurring pathologically or introduced intentionally.

pneu·mo·per·i·to·ne·um

(nū'mō-per'i-tō-nē'ŭm),
Presence of air or gas in the peritoneal cavity as a result of disease, or produced artificially in the abdomen to achieve exposure during laparoscopic surgery.
[G. pneuma, air, + peritoneum]

pneumoperitoneum

/pneu·mo·peri·to·ne·um/ (-per″ĭ-to-ne´um) air or gas in the peritoneal cavity.

pneumoperitoneum

[no̅o̅′mōper′itənē′əm, -per′itənē′əm]
Etymology: Gk, pneuma, air, peri, around, teinein, to stretch
the presence of air or gas within the peritoneal cavity of the abdomen. It may be spontaneous, such as from rupture of a hollow, gas-containing organ, or induced for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.

pneu·mo·per·i·to·ne·um

(nū'mō-per'i-tō-nē'ŭm)
Presence of air or gas in the peritoneal cavity as a result of disease, or produced artificially in the abdomen to achieve exposure during laparoscopy and laporoscopic surgery for treatment of pulmonary or intestinal tuberculosis, bronchiectasis, tuberculous empyema, and certain other conditions.
[G. pneuma, air, + peritoneum]

pneumoperitoneum

Air in the PERITONEAL CAVITY.

pneumoperitoneum

the presence of air or gas in the peritoneal cavity, occurring pathologically or introduced intentionally.