CT predictors for differentiating benign and clinically worrisome pneumatosis intestinalis in children beyond the neonatal period.
Department of Radiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Ave, MLC 5031, Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039, USA.
- Published Article
Radiological Society of North America
- Publication Date
Nov 01, 2009
The cystic or linear pattern of pneumatosis in children is not a useful CT sign to differentiate benign from clinically worrisome PI. CT findings that include soft-tissue thickening of the bowel wall, free fluid, periintestinal soft-tissue stranding, and the extent of PI can be useful in differentiating these entities.
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