Right-Sided Pneumothorax Associated with Pneumoperitoneum Subsequent to Transverse Colon Perforation: Case Report

Right-Sided Pneumothorax Associated with Pneumoperitoneum Subsequent to Transverse Colon Perforation: Case Report

Review Data

Q: Is the topic relevant to the journal area of interest? Is it contemporary and interesting for


A: Excellent


Abstract & Keywords

Q: Are all required components included in the abstract? Are the keywords appropriately chosen?

A: Very good



Q: Is the goal explicitly stated in the Introduction? Is its formulation clear and unambiguous?

A: Very good



Q: Is the paper's structure coherent? Is it in coherence with the goal of the paper?

A: Very good


Tools and Methods

Q: Are methods the author uses adequate and well used?

A: Good


Discussion & Conclusion

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A: Very good



The Discussion offers a detailed analysis of the few other related cases in the literature and explores the probable pathophysiology of the present case. It also mentions that COVID-19 infection cannot be absolutely ruled out as no additional PCR was done. The authors infer that although further case reports are necessary to determine the exact pathophysiology, this rare case deserves to be documented.



Q: Does the author utilize relevant literature?

A: Good


Author's knowledge

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A: Good



Q: Is the length of the paper adequate to the significance of the topic? Do you suggest shortening the paper without losing its value?

A: Good


Figures & Tables

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A: Very good


Writing style

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A: Very good

Comments: A few minor issues were noted:

·       In the 3rd sentence of the 4th paragraph of Case report, “Sugarbaker” was misspelled.

·       In the 1st sentence of the 9th paragraph, “by antibiotics” must be replaced with “with antibiotics”.

·       In the 1st sentence of the 10th paragraph of Case report, “C” must be inserted after “38°”.

·       Commas were missing in several places, e.g., before “was referred” in the 1st sentence of the 1st paragraph of Case report, after “performed” in the 2nd paragraph and the 2nd sentence of the 3rd paragraph of Case report, and so on.

·       Articles (a, an, and the) were overused or underused in some places, e.g., “a” before “pneumothorax” in the last sentence of the Abstract and “a” before “malformation” in the 3rd sentence of the 2nd paragraph must be removed, “the” must be inserted before “left ureteral meatus” in the last sentence of the 5th paragraph of Case report, and so on.


Further comments on the paper

Comments: This is a case report demonstrating that an association of pneumothorax after a colon perforation with pneumoperitoneum following ovarian cancer interval surgery can exist even in the absence of a visible diaphragmatic or mediastinum defect. This is significant as till date, only a few case reports have been published describing the association of pneumothorax with pneumoperitoneum. However, further case reports are necessary to determine the exact pathophysiology.


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A: Yes - Suitable to be published

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Author Info

Corresponding Author
Jeremie Benichou
Service de Gynécologie Obstétrique et Médecine de la Reproduction, Hôpital Tenon, AP-HP, Université Sorbonne, Paris, France

Article Info

Article Type
Case Report
Publication history
Received: Thu 10, Dec 2020
Accepted: Mon 18, Jan 2021
Published: Tue 02, Feb 2021
© 2021 Jeremie Benichou. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.31487/j.JSO.2021.01.02