pneumatosis coli


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pneu·ma·to·sis co·li

a usually benign condition in which gas is seen radiographically in the wall of the colon; sometimes associated with obstructive lung disease.

pneumatosis

air or gas in an abnormal location in the body.

pneumatosis coli
gas or air dissecting the tissues in the wall of the large intestine.
pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis
a condition characterized by the presence of thin-walled, gas-containing cysts in the wall of the intestines in humans, a condition similar to intestinal emphysema in pigs.