Revista chilena de pediatría
versión impresa ISSN 0370-4106
WALKER C., Enrique y SEPULVEDA S., Patricio. Non-surgical spontaneous pneumoperitoneum in a newborn infant. Rev. chil. pediatr. [online]. 2001, vol.72, n.2, pp. 139-142. ISSN 0370-4106. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0370-41062001000200009.
Non surgical spontaneous pneumoperitoneum is a rarely seen condition in daily paedriatric practice. Its appearance implies a great diagnostic and therapeutical problem. This condition has been reported since the 1950s in adult patients, emphasizing the presence of pneumoperitoneum in the absence of any injury of the intra-abdominal organs. A 3 week old male newborn with this condition associated with an acute pneumonia is presented
Palabras llave : pneumoperitoneum; spontaneous; newborn; pneumonia.