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Is Pneumatosis Cystoides Intestınalis which is a Rare Cause of Pneumoperitoneum Confused with Intestinal Perforation?



Patients with pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis who were admitted to the emergency clinic with abdominal pain complaints we aimed to present the pathological findings of imaging methods. All of patients were performed plain radiography and computed tomography (CT). On all of patients,air cysts in various sizes in the intestinal walls and intraabdominal diffuse free air were detected by plain radiography and CT. In some of patients, intraperitoneal free fluid were also detected by CT. There are intraperitoneal free fluid and air on CT of patients with pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis. The differential diagnosis of this condition should be made with acute abdomen causes. It is necessary to see air in the intestinal wall for the diagnosis of this disease.

30 May, 2018
e-Published: 25 Nov, 2019


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