Title: Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis, four cases of a rare disease
Authors: Rennenberg, RJMW ×
Koek, GH
Van Hootegem, P
Stockbrugger, RW #
Issue Date: Mar-2002
Publisher: Van zuiden communications
Series Title: Netherlands journal of medicine vol:60 issue:1 pages:22-25
Abstract: Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis (PCI) is a disease in which small gas-filled cysts appear in the intestinal wall. Four cases presented here demonstrate the diversity of the associated diseases. in two of the patients constipation probably played a role; in the third patient decreased colonic motility, elevated intestinal pressure and increased mucosal permeability in the context of enteritis treated with codeine was the underlying problem; in the fourth high protein feeding and bowel ischaemia was diagnosed. Various aetiologies are presented in the literature. There is no specific history and physical or laboratory findings do not help to diagnose PCI. Plain abdominal film, ultrasound, computer tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, barium contrast studies and/or endoscopy may be necessary for diagnosis. Therapy is based on enhancing partial oxygen pressure in the bowel wall. PCI usually runs a benign course.
ISSN: 0300-2977
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medicine - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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