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Descriptor English:   Pneumoperitoneum 
Descriptor Spanish:   Neumoperitoneo 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Pneumoperit˘nio 
Tree Number:   C06.844.670
Definition English:   A condition with trapped gas or air in the PERITONEAL CAVITY, usually secondary to perforation of the internal organs such as the LUNG and the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT, or to recent surgery. Pneumoperitoneum may be purposely introduced to aid radiological examination. 
Indexing Annotation English:   do not confuse with PNEUMOPERITONEUM, ARTIFICIAL, a technique; RETROPNEUMOPERITONEUM is also available
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   11457 
Unique Identifier:   D011027 

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