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Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences
BACKGROUND Air in the peritoneal cavity is called as Pneumoperitoneum. Not all the cases of pneumoperitoneum are due to hollow viscus perforation. Most common cause of pneumoperitoneum is due to hollow viscus perforation in 90% cases, mostly due to duodenal ulcer perforation or gastric perforation. In 10% of the cases, the pneumoperitoneum does not indicate the perforation nor warranted the surgery. Pneumoperitoneum that is non-iatrogenic that does not need surgery is called as spontaneousdoi:10.14260/jemds/2016/1595 fatcat:fsqkmjlfsrhk7dx72azjpltgoi