Research Article
Volume 8 Issue 1 - 2021
Pneumoperitoneum! Is it a Diagnosis?
Morelos Adolfo García Sánchez1*, Luis Andrés Sáenz Romero2, Mireya De La Fuente González3, Oswaldo Díaz González4, Fausto Romero Vallejo5, Alejandro Badillo Bravo6, Elizabeth Mendoza Portillo7, José Juan Lozano Nuevo8, Eduardo Hermes Cisneros Nava2, Alan Karecci Ocampo Vargas2, Azalia Pérez Galicia2, Miguel Fernando Juárez Moyron2, Eduardo Muñoz Portillo2 and Michelle Mendoza Rossano2
1Colonic and Rectal Surgeon and General Surgeon, Surgical Department at “Dr. Rubén Leñero” General Hospital Secretary of Health of Mexico City, National Autonomous University of Mexico, México City, México
2General Surgeon, Surgical Department at “Dr. Rubén Leñero” General Hospital Secretary of Health of Mexico City, National Autonomous University of Mexico, México City, México
2General Surgeon, Surgical Department at “Dr. Gaudencio Gonzalez Garza” General Hospital Specialized Medical Unit, “La Raza”, National Medical Center, Mexican Social Security Institute, National Autonomous University of Mexico, México City, Mexico
2Internal Medicine, Rheumatology at National Medical Center “20 de Noviembre” Security and Social Service for State Workers Institute of Mexico City, National Autonomous University of Mexico, México City, Mexico
2General Surgeon and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Endoscopy Department at ABC Medical Center, National Autonomous University of Mexico, “Dr. Rubén Leñero” General Hospital Secretary of Health of Mexico City, National Autonomous University of Mexico, México City, Mexico
2General Surgeon, Surgical Department, “Dr. Belisario Dominguez” Specialty Hospital, Secretary of Health of Mexico City, National Autonomous University of Mexico, México City, Mexico
2Internal Medicine and Critical Medicine Care, Intensive Care Unit Department at “Dr. Rubén Leñero” General Hospital Secretary of Health of Mexico City, National Autonomous University of Mexico, México City, Mexico
2Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine Department at “Ticoman” General Hospital Secretary of Health of Mexico City, National Autonomous University of Mexico, México City, México
*Corresponding Author: Morelos Adolfo García Sánchez, Colonic and Rectal Surgeon and General Surgeon, Surgical Department at “Dr. Rubén Leñero” General Hospital Secretary of Health of Mexico City, National Autonomous University of Mexico, México City, Mexico.
Received: November 17, 2020; Published: December 10, 2020


Pneumoperitoneum is perhaps a diagnosis or it is only a radiological sign; a medical diagnosis is essentially composed of signs and symptoms, this explains that the therapy is contingent on the diagnosis, in such a way that without diagnosis, it will be nonspecific, symptomatic and the patient runs the risk of being exposed to procedures and treatments that are not always innocuous. The objective of this is the presentation of a clinical case and the analysis of this entire entity. The theory of anaerobic infection is one of the causes of the etiology of pneumoperitoneum. At present, even with technological advances and even without discrimination or loss of resources, there are only assumptions, inferences, deductions, indirect results that do not absolutely and conclusively show an anaerobic pathogenic etiology. There is an unreasonable or indiscriminate use of antibiotics to cover the treatment of supposed diseases of anaerobic etiology, which in themselves are not corroborated and/or confirmed. So, it is a myth to suffer from high-profile anaerobic infections or that lead to sepsis and the death of the patient; or only impotence and difficulty in establishing a nosological diagnosis and specific treatment are emphasized.

Keywords: Pneumoperitoneum; Anaerobes; Infection; Sepsis; Radiologic


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Citation: Morelos Adolfo García Sánchez., et al. “Pneumoperitoneum! Is it a Diagnosis?”. EC Gastroenterology and Digestive System 8.1 (2021): 33-38.

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