• 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)
Henry H. Mangurten, John Ippoliti, Arthur S. Besser. Pneumoperitoneum in the Extremely Low-Birth-Weight InfantSuccessful Nonoperative Treatment. Am J Dis Child. 1977;131(4):422–424. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1977.02120170048010