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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