Textbook of Iatrogenic Pathology

Textbook of Iatrogenic Pathology

This book is a concise textbook of iatrogenic pathology. Chapters cover iatrogenesis relevant to a broad range of medical subspecialties (cardiology, gastroenterology, gynecology, neurology, ...
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Iatrogenic Pathology of the Peritoneum and Retroperitoneum

Pp. 128-135 (8)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681085142117010011

Author(s): Ioan Jung, Vlad Butiurca, Simona Gurzu


This chapter presents a synthesis of data regarding the iatrogenic injuries of the peritoneum and retroperitoneum. Similar to the previous chapters, medical druginduced lesions and the consequences of diagnostic and/or therapeutic interventions are presented in detail. Iatrogenic retroperitoneal fibrosis can emerge following radiotherapy or as a consequence of long-term use of drugs such as beta blockers or antiepileptic substances. Pneumoperitoneum is usually a postoperative transient lesion, but it can also be a severe consequence of barotrauma or mechanical ventilation. The causes and consequences of iatrogenic peritonitis and ascites are also analyzed.


Adverse drug reaction, Ascites, Barotrauma, Beta blockers, Hematoma, Hemoperitoneum, Hydralazine, Iatrogenic, Peritoneum, Peritonitis, Pneumoperitoneum, Retroperitoneal emphysema, Retroperitoneal fibrosis, Retroperitoneum.