Pneumoperitoneum due to peritoneovaginal fistula following hysterectomy.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

A patient with pneumoperitoneum that developed due to peritoneovaginal fistula following hysterectomy is presented. In addition, we have reviewed the literature and formulated guidelines for the management of this problem. Most patients present following sexual intercourse and in many cases the fistula can be diagnosed radiographically. Laparotomy may be avoided if the cause of the fistula is suspected. Surgical closure of the fistula may be unnecessary since spontaneous closure occurs frequently.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Massad, LS; Santoriello, K; Berchuck, A

Published Date

  • July 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 257 - 261

PubMed ID

  • 2569425

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0020-7292

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0020-7292(89)90265-8


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States