ARTHUR J. LOGIE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; HARRISON A. WALKER, M.D., F.A.C.S.; GUY R. STODDARD, M.D.
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Artificial pneumoperitoneum has become a valuable addition to the armamentarium of the phthisiologist in the treatment of selected cases of pulmonary tuberculosis.1 The safety of inducing and maintaining a pneumoperitoneum, particularly from the pathological aspect, appears well established. Reports of repeated studies on autopsy material stress the fact that there are no changes in the abdominal viscera which can be attributed to the air introduced into the peritoneal space.2
Although uncontrollable hemorrhage from the lungs is considered an indication for this type of therapy, there is no mention in the literature of a case treated in this manner. It is
LOGIE AJ, WALKER HA, STODDARD GR. THE CONTROL OF MASSIVE PULMONARY HEMORRHAGE BY PNEUMOPERITONEUM1. Ann Intern Med. ;19:685–690. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-19-4-685
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;19(4):685-690.
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