Pneumatosis intestinalis

Case contributed by Radswiki
Modality: X-ray

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

Modality: CT

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 ischaemia and infarction. 

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Case Information

rID: 11782
Case created: 20th Oct 2010
Last edited: 17th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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