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Garofalo S.,Childrens Hospital Regina Margher ita Citta della Salute e della Science Turin | Aidala E.,Childrens Hospital Regina Margherita Citta della Salute e della Science | Teruzzi E.,Childrens Hospital Regina Margher ita Citta della Salute e della Science Turin | Pace Napoleone C.,Childrens Hospital Regina Margherita Citta della Salute e della Science | And 4 more authors.
Transplantation Proceedings | Year: 2015

An emphysema in a lower limb is usually a clinical sign of a severe and life-threatening infection. We report a rare case of subcutaneous emphysema of the left lower limb associated with a massive retro-pneumoperitoneum and pneumatosis intestinalis after cardiac transplantation in a 4-year-old girl. The child was nearly asymptomatic beside an abdominal distension. A benign pneumoperitoneum associated with an extensive pneumatosis intestinalis is a rare complication after organ transplantation and should be treated conservatively. The association with an emphysema in a lower limb in a child has not been previously reported to our knowledge in the literature. © 2015 by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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