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Ruptured splenic abscess presenting as pneumoperitoneum

S A Rege, U Philip, N Quentin, S Deolekar, O Rohandia
Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology 2001, 20 (6): 246-7
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Spontaneous pneumoperitoneum follows perforation of hollow viscus; rarely, it may arise from pulmonary interstitial emphysema or intestinal inflammatory disease. We report a 30-year-old man with ruptured splenic abscess who presented with acute abdomen and had pneumoperitoneum. He was treated with splenectomy and is asymptomatic 2 months later.

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