Comprehensive reviews1,3,4,8 have discussed the literature and defined the terminology of pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis. Pneumatosis of the bowel is a rare condition with scattered cases being reported from all parts of the world. The lesion is seldom diagnosed before surgery, but a few have been found preoperatively by x-ray. The exact etiology of pneumatosis is not understood. The following case report adds to the literature by presenting the complication of intussusception in pneumatosis.
Report of Case
The patient had no associated symptoms except
CENNI LJ, HANDS SV. Pneumatosis Cystoides Intestinalis with IntussusceptionReport of a Case. AMA Arch Surg. 1959;79(4):570-572. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1959.04320100036006