Pneumatosis Intestinalis Developing in Association with Crohn’s Disease and Mimicking Gastrointestinal System Perforation

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Yavuz Albayrak 1 , * , S Aslan 2 , A Kurt 3 , ÜG Bayraktutan 4

1 Department of General Surgery and Burn Unit, Erzurum Region Education and Research Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey

2 Department of General Surgery, Erzurum Region Education and Research Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey

3 Department of Pathology, Erzurum Region Education and Research Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey

4 Department of Radiology, Erzurum Region Education and Research Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey

How to Cite: Albayrak Y, Aslan S, Kurt A, Bayraktutan Ü. Pneumatosis Intestinalis Developing in Association with Crohn’s Disease and Mimicking Gastrointestinal System Perforation, Iran Red Crescent Med J. 2011 ; 13(1):e95904.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: 13 (1); e95904
Published Online: January 31, 2011
Article Type: Letter
Received: July 02, 2019
Accepted: January 31, 2011

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Abstract

Dear Editor,

 

Pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) is an uncommon disorder characterized by an accumulation of gas in the large or small bowel wall, and has been associated with a variety of disorders and procedures. Organ transplantation, bowel ischemia, inflammatory bowel disease, obstructive airway disease, infectious agents, and the administration of steroids or immunosuppressive agents are well known to predispose PI.1 We present a patient with PI determined during exploration, referred to our hospital with a preliminary diagnosis of gastrointestinal system perforation.

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abdominal pain

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