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Revista Científica Ciencia y Medicina

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Abstract

JIMENEZ LANUZA, Rocío; VARGAS OROPEZA, Gonzalo; AMACHUY PERALTA, Zenón  and  VERA CHURRUARRIN, Eduardo. PERITONITIS AGUDA POR PERFORACION EXPONTANEA DE COLON. Ciencia y Medicina [online]. 2003, n.4, pp. 63-65. ISSN 1111-1111.

A case is presented, of a 70 year - old woman who checks in to IGBJ - Sucre because she was presenting liquid bowel movement, nausea an bile alimentary vomits, whit a history of a Hartman operation. Vital signs where stable, and she was admitted with acute gastroenteritis. Laboratory findings indicate presence of metamyelocytes and young polymorphonuclei. Radiological studies gave evidence of pneumoperitoneum; surgical treatment was performed which showed perforation of the descending colon. Patient evolved favorably.

Keywords : Acute peritonitis; penumoperitoneum; Perforation of hollow viscera.

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