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Abdominal compartment syndrome induced by massive pneumoperitoneum
  1. J S You1,
  2. Y E Chung2,
  3. J W Park3,
  4. T S Hwang3
  1. 1Department of Emergency Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  2. 2Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  3. 3Department of Emergency Medicine, Changwon Fatima Hospital, Changwon, Republic of Korea
  1. Correspondence to Jong Woo Park, Department of Emergency Medicine, Changwon Fatima Hospital, 212, Myeongseo-Dong, Changwon 641-560, Republic of Korea; erman{at}naver.com

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A 63-year-old woman was transferred to the emergency department with severe abdominal pain for 1 h after a colonoscopy at a local clinic. The past medical history was non-contributory. The abdomen was distended and exhibited tenderness to direct palpation. There were cyanotic changes in the …

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