[Pneumatosis intestinalis: a rare and difficult problem].
- Published Article
Helvetica chirurgica acta
- Publication Date
Dec 01, 1994
We present a case of a 74-year-old-woman who developed 3 episodes of intestinal pneumatosis, 2 times complicated by pneumoperitoneum, with consequent lethal outcome after 4 months. Intestinal pneumatosis, according to the literature, is a difficult and rare problem, associated with a large number of current diseases, can be complicated by pneumoperitoneum, mostly without clear etiology, whose treatment remains empirical (antibiotics, O2-therapy), not excluded laparotomy, if the clinical situation requires it.
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