Pneumoperitoneum from gas gangrene of the pancreas: Three unusual findings in a single case

Stockinger, Zsolt T. and Corsetti, Ralph L. (2004) Pneumoperitoneum from gas gangrene of the pancreas: Three unusual findings in a single case. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 8 4: 489-492. doi:10.1016/j.gassur.2003.11.002


Author Stockinger, Zsolt T.
Corsetti, Ralph L.
Title Pneumoperitoneum from gas gangrene of the pancreas: Three unusual findings in a single case
Journal name Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1091-255X
1873-4626
Publication date 2004-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.gassur.2003.11.002
Volume 8
Issue 4
Start page 489
End page 492
Total pages 4
Place of publication New York, NY United States
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A 62-year-old man was first seen with acute pancreatitis with diffuse intrapancreatic gas and pneumoperitoneum. An immediate exploratory operation revealed diffuse pancreatic necrosis but no perforated viscus; postoperatively, the patient rapidly died. This case represents a constellation of extremely rare findings: Clostridium perfringens infection of the pancreas, pancreatic emphysema or “gas gangrene,” and pneumoperitoneum without a perforated viscus.
Keyword Pancreatitis
Acute necrotising
Pneumoperitoneum
Retropneumoperitoneum
Clostridium perfringens
Gas gangrene
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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