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pneumoperitoneum

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noun pneu·mo·peri·to·ne·um \-ˌper-ət-ən-ˈē-əm\

Medical Definition of pneumoperitoneum

plural pneumoperitoneums or pneumoperitonea \-ˈē-ə\play

  1. 1:  an abnormal state characterized by the presence of gas (as air) in the peritoneal cavity

  2. 2:  the induction of pneumoperitoneum as a therapeutic measure or as an aid to radiography




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