Medical Dictionary

pneumoperitoneum

noun pneu·mo·peri·to·ne·um \-ˌper-ət-ən-ˈē-əm\
plural pneu·mo·peri·to·ne·ums or pneu·mo·peri·to·nea \-ˈē-ə\

Definition of PNEUMOPERITONEUM

1
:  an abnormal state characterized by the presence of gas (as air) in the peritoneal cavity
2
:  the induction of pneumoperitoneum as a therapeutic measure or as an aid to radiography
March 29, 2015
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