Pneumoretroperitoneum

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou

Presentation

Diffuse abdominal pain and recurrent attacks of fever and easy fatigability

Patient Data

Age: 56 years old
Gender: Male
CT

Ain air/fluid level is seen in between the left kidney and psoas muscle suggesting retroperitoneal abscess which is complicated with pneumoretroperitoneum. The air is seen at the posterior pararenal space and dissects to the anterior para renal space and tracks in front of the aorta and IVC. It also extends to the subphrenic space and mediastinum.

Case Discussion

Pneumoretroperitoneum occurs as a complication of retroperitoneal abscess. The patient underwent exploration and drainage for the abscess.

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Case information

rID: 41389
Case created: 29th Nov 2015
Last edited: 9th Dec 2015
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