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Non-surgical pneumoperitoneum
  1. Mathieu Pasquier,
  2. Gérard Waeber
  1. Service of Internal Medicine, University Hospital (CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland
  1. Correspondence to Mathieu Pasquier, Service of Internal Medicine, University Hospital (CHUV), 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland; Mathieu.Pasquier{at}


We report a case of a patient with a non-surgical pneumoperitoneum, successfully managed with conservative treatment. The abdominal CT showed a pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis, which can be exceptionally associated with pneumoperitoneum.

  • Abdomen-non trauma
  • clincial management
  • imaging, CT/MRI
  • paramedics
  • pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis
  • pneumoperitoneum

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; not externally peer reviewed.

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