A RARE CAUSE OF PNEUMOPERITONEUM: PERFORATED APPENDICITIS

Serdar Şahin, Turgut Cavusoglu, Mehmet Kubat, Hasan Calis

Abstract


Peptic ulcer perforation is the most common cause of pneumoperitoneum (75%). The rate of the perforation of acute appendicitis is 20–30% and the rate of its co-occurrence with pneumoperitoneum is 0–7%. In this report, a patient with sub-diaphragmatic free air due to perforated appendicitis.

Keywords: Pneumoperitoneum, Perforated appendicitis

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