pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis

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pneumatosis

 [noo″mah-to´sis]
air or gas in an abnormal location in the body.
pneumatosis cystoi´des intestina´lis a condition characterized by the presence of thin-walled, gas-containing cysts in the wall of the intestines. Called also intestinal emphysema.

pneu·ma·to·sis cys·toi·des in·tes·ti·na·lis

a condition of unknown cause characterized by the occurrence of gas cysts in the intestinal mucous membrane; may produce intestinal obstruction.

pneu·ma·to·sis cys·toi·des in·tes·ti·na·lis

(nū'mă-tō'sis sis-toyd'ēz in-tes-ti-nā'lis)
A condition of unknown cause characterized by the occurrence of gas cysts in the intestinal mucous membrane; may produce intestinal obstruction.
Synonym(s): intestinal emphysema.

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.