We describe a 64 year old woman with a 3-year history of scleroderma who presented as an emergency with increasing painless abdominal distention. Radiological investigations revealed a pneumoperitoneum in the absence of either visceral perforation or pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis. This is only the fourth report of spontaneous benign pneumoperitoneum complicating scleroderma without pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis. The possible aetiology of this condition is discussed.
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