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Pneumatosis intestinalis

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Diagnosis certain
x-ray

You can see dark streaks of air, following the contour of the colon wall. This is compatible with pneumatosis intestinalis.

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You can see dark streaks of air, following the contour of the colon wall. This is compatible with pneumatosis intestinalis.

Case Discussion

Pneumatosis intestinalis refers to gas within the wall of the bowel. Although in some instances it may be an incidental finding, it is often seen in the setting of intestinal ischemia and infarction. 

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