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October 1959

Pneumatosis Cystoides Intestinalis with Intussusception: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

Grand Junction, Colo.
Department of Surgery, Veterans Administration Hospital.

AMA Arch Surg. 1959;79(4):570-572. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1959.04320100036006

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

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