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.
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Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis: Clinical experience in a single center.
Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis associated with Tenia saginata infestation: A rare entity.
Ascites, chronic duodenal ulcer and pyloric obstruction associated with pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis. Ulus Cerrahi Derg 2008; 24: 205-207.
Conservative approaches have been employed in patients with pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis, especially when asymptomatic and a benign underlying cause is known.
Pneumatosis Cystoides Intestinalis after Appendicectomy.
Our case demonstrates that pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis may often mimic sinister pathologies in terms of its presentation and clinical history.
The pathogenesis of pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis is unclear, though various theories have attempted to explain exact origin.
CONCLUSION: Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis is a rare disease, mostly asymptomatic and suspicion is based on imaging and clinical finding.
Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis: confirmation of diagnosis by endoscopic puncture a review of pathogenesis, associated diseases and therapy and a new theory of cyst formation.
Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis associated with massive free air mimicking perforated diffuse peritonitis.
Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis: A single center experience.
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