Pneumatosis cystoides coli

Case contributed by Dr Maxime St-Amant


Rule out constipation.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female

Multiple radiolucent structures are seen near the splenic angle. The findings are compatible with pneumatosis cystoides colli.


CT-scan confirms the diagnosis. However, a small pneumoperitoneum is also seen.

Case Discussion

Asymptomatic pneumoperitoneum may be associated with pneumatosis cystoides coli.

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Case information

rID: 20371
Published: 16th Nov 2012
Last edited: 25th Sep 2019
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