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Unusual presentation of tension pneumoperitoneum during endoscopic submucosal dissection of early gastric tumor

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Tension pneumoperitoneum is a well-known but rare complication of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. It is defined as the massive accumulation of air in the peritoneal cavity, which results in a sudden increase in intraabdominal pressure resulting in hemodynamic or ventilatory compromise. The presentation varies from intense abdominal pain and tenderness to imminent collapse.

Phui Sze Au Yong, Gek Kim Sharon Ong

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