Spontaneous pneumoperitoneum without signs of peritonitis is rare in men, presenting a dilemma to the surgeon facing this problem in a new patient. A unique case of chronic aseptic spontaneous pneumoperitoneum is presented to illustrate some of the problems of diagnosis and management over a period of more than 8 years in a patient 93 years old at the time of latest follow-up.
(Arch Surg. 1995;130:557-559)
DeGinder WL, Nacol M, Walzel JL. Chronic Aseptic Spontaneous Pneumoperitoneum Without a Serious Complication in 8 Years. Arch Surg. 1995;130(5):557-559. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1995.01430050107019