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Article
February 1975

Pneumatosis Coli in Cystic Fibrosis: Clinical, Radiological, and Pathological Features

Author Affiliations

From the Pediatric Metabolism Branch, National Institute of Arthritis, Metabolism, and Digestive Diseases (Drs. Wood and di Sant'Agnese); Laboratory of Pathology, National Cancer Institute (Dr. Herman); and Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md (Dr. Johnson).

Am J Dis Child. 1975;129(2):246-248. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1975.02120390072016
Abstract

A patient with cystic fibrosis was found to have pneumatosis coli associated with rectal prolapse. In cystic fibrosis there are several factors predisposing to pneumatosis, yet it is rarely reported. Symptoms are nonspecific, and the diagnosis should be considered in patients with cystic fibrosis or other chronic lung disease and vague abdominal complaints.

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