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April 1977

Pneumoperitoneum in the Extremely Low-Birth-Weight InfantSuccessful Nonoperative Treatment

Author Affiliations

From the Sections of Neonatology (Dr Mangurten), Pediatric Radiology (Dr Ippoliti), and Pediatric Surgery (Dr Besser), Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Ill.

Am J Dis Child. 1977;131(4):422-424. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1977.02120170048010

• Pneumoperitoneum without associated pulmonary air leak occurred in two extremely preterm, low-birth-weight infants. These infants were considered too critically ill to tolerate surgical exploration. Accordingly, they were treated medically and supportively, with excellent results.

(Am J Dis Child 131:422-424, 1977)