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Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú

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MENENDEZ, Pablo; PADILLA, David; VILLAREJO, Pedro  and  GARCIA, Alberto. Pneumoperitoneum, pneumoretroperitoneum, bilateral pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema due ERCP. Rev. gastroenterol. Perú [online]. 2012, vol.32, n.1, pp.94-97. ISSN 1022-5129.

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) has become an essential procedure in the diagnosis and treatment of biliopancreatic diseases. Complications of this procedure are potentially serious, being necessary to know how to recognize them for the application of the appropriate treatment. We report the case of a 79-year-old woman who developed a massive subcutaneous emphysema, bilateral pneumothorax, retropneumomediastinum, retropneumoperitoneum and pneumoperitoneum due to iatrogenic duodenal injury secondary to ERCP. The clinical suspicion for early diagnosis of iatrogenic injury after ERCP will determine the correct treatment of this complication and will achieve better outcomes.

Keywords : pneumoperitoneum; retropneumoperitoneum; pneumothorax; subcutaneous emphysema; ERCP.

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