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Postoperative State, Abdomen
Siva P. Raman, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      TERMINOLOGY

      • Definitions

        • Presence of intraperitoneal or body wall gas/fluid following surgery

      IMAGING

      • General Features

        • Imaging Recommendations

          • Radiographic Findings

            • CT Findings

              • Ultrasonographic Findings

                CLINICAL ISSUES

                • Natural History & Prognosis

                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                  • Image Interpretation Pearls

                    Selected References

                    1. Peirce GS et al: Postoperative pneumoperitoneum on computed tomography: is the operation to blame? Am J Surg. ePub, 2014
                    2. Ghaffar A et al: Postsurgical pneumoperitoneum - comparison of abdominal ultrasound findings with plain radiography. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 18(8):477-80, 2008
                    3. Power N et al: CT assessment of anastomotic bowel leak. Clin Radiol. 62(1):37-42, 2007
                    4. Gayer G et al: Postoperative pneumoperitoneum: prevalence, duration, and possible significance. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 25(3):286-9, 2004
                    5. Shatari T et al: Duration of pneumoperitoneum on chest radiograph after open colorectal surgery. Tech Coloproctol. 8(1):27-30, 2004
                    6. Feingold DL et al: Persistent post-laparoscopy pneumoperitoneum. Surg Endosc. 17(2):296-9, 2003
                    7. Gayer G et al: Postoperative pneumoperitoneum as detected by CT: prevalence, duration, and relevant factors affecting its possible significance. Abdom Imaging. 25(3):301-5, 2000
                    8. Nielsen KT et al: Duration of postoperative pneumoperitoneum. Eur J Surg. 163(7):501-3, 1997
                    9. Earls JP et al: Prevalence and duration of postoperative pneumoperitoneum: sensitivity of CT vs left lateral decubitus radiography. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 161(4):781-5, 1993
                    10. Stapakis JC et al: Diagnosis of pneumoperitoneum: abdominal CT vs. upright chest film. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 16(5):713-6, 1992
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                    KEY FACTS

                    • Terminology

                      • Imaging

                        TERMINOLOGY

                        • Definitions

                          • Presence of intraperitoneal or body wall gas/fluid following surgery

                        IMAGING

                        • General Features

                          • Imaging Recommendations

                            • Radiographic Findings

                              • CT Findings

                                • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Peirce GS et al: Postoperative pneumoperitoneum on computed tomography: is the operation to blame? Am J Surg. ePub, 2014
                                      2. Ghaffar A et al: Postsurgical pneumoperitoneum - comparison of abdominal ultrasound findings with plain radiography. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 18(8):477-80, 2008
                                      3. Power N et al: CT assessment of anastomotic bowel leak. Clin Radiol. 62(1):37-42, 2007
                                      4. Gayer G et al: Postoperative pneumoperitoneum: prevalence, duration, and possible significance. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 25(3):286-9, 2004
                                      5. Shatari T et al: Duration of pneumoperitoneum on chest radiograph after open colorectal surgery. Tech Coloproctol. 8(1):27-30, 2004
                                      6. Feingold DL et al: Persistent post-laparoscopy pneumoperitoneum. Surg Endosc. 17(2):296-9, 2003
                                      7. Gayer G et al: Postoperative pneumoperitoneum as detected by CT: prevalence, duration, and relevant factors affecting its possible significance. Abdom Imaging. 25(3):301-5, 2000
                                      8. Nielsen KT et al: Duration of postoperative pneumoperitoneum. Eur J Surg. 163(7):501-3, 1997
                                      9. Earls JP et al: Prevalence and duration of postoperative pneumoperitoneum: sensitivity of CT vs left lateral decubitus radiography. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 161(4):781-5, 1993
                                      10. Stapakis JC et al: Diagnosis of pneumoperitoneum: abdominal CT vs. upright chest film. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 16(5):713-6, 1992