Indexed on: 01 Mar '01Published on: 01 Mar '01Published in: Pediatric Surgery International
A 9-week-old boy developed massive postoperative abdominal distension following a Fredet-Ramstedt pyloromyotomy for hypertrophic pyloric stenosis. A plain abdominal X-ray film was suggestive of a tension pneumoperitoneum. Passage of a cannula into the peritoneal space resulted in forceful expulsion of air, resulting in relief of the distension, which recurred after a few hours. At laparotomy, the tension pneumoperitoneum was due to a pyloric fistula at the proximal end of the pyloromyotomy, although a mucosal breach at the first operation had been at the distal end. Closure of the fistula resulted in complete resolution. A limited review of the literature is undertaken.
Indexed on: 13 Dec '18
Published on: 13 Dec '18 in Monaldi archives for chest disease = Archivio Monaldi per le malattie del torace / Fondazione clinica del lavoro, IRCCS [and] Istituto di clinica tisiologica e malattie apparato respiratorio, Universita di Napoli, Secondo ateneo