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[Pneumatosis intestinalis: a rare and difficult problem].

Authors
  • Guerra, A
  • Bogen, M
  • Müller, W
  • Pedrinis, E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Helvetica chirurgica acta
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1994
Volume
60
Issue
6
Pages
949–952
Identifiers
PMID: 7876018
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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