Pneumatosis intestinalis

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Pneumatosis intestinalis is presence of air in the wall of the intestine.

General

  • Bad prognosis - esp. if diffuse.

Gross

  • Small bubbles in the intestinal wall.

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Microscope

Features:

  • Large submucosal pseudocysts.

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See also

References

  1. URL: http://brighamrad.harvard.edu/Cases/bwh/hcache/349/full.html. Accessed on: 3 April 2012.
  2. Takami, Y.; Koh, T.; Nishio, M.; Nakagawa, N. (2011). "Pneumatosis intestinalis leading to perioperative hypovolemic shock: Case report.". World J Emerg Surg 6: 15. doi:10.1186/1749-7922-6-15. PMC PMC3108289. PMID 21548980. //www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMCPMC3108289/.