DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20150663

Pneumatosis intestinalis in an adult: a report of an unusual case

Shubhangi Vinayak Agale, Bhushan Malhari Warpe, Arvind Valand, Geeta Kumari

Abstract


Pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) is a rare condition affecting 0.03-0.37% of general population. This entity has varied presentation which ranges from asymptomatic to surgical emergency in the form of acute abdomen. The acute abdomen presentation can be bowel necrosis, perforation or persistent bowel obstruction. We present a case of PI of small intestine in an adult patient admitted in emergency department who presented with acute abdomen and pneumo-peritoneum.


Keywords


Pneumatosis (cystoides) intestinalis, Pneumatosis coli, Emphysematous gastroenteritis

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