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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917259/successful-treatment-with-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-for-pneumatosis-cystoides-intestinalis-as-a-complication-of-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-a-case-report
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Kensuke Nakatani, Takaharu Kato, Shinichiro Okada, Risa Matsumoto, Kazuhiro Nishida, Hiroyasu Komuro, Toshiyuki Suganuma
BACKGROUND: Although gastrointestinal involvement in patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis is uncommon, it is associated with mild to severe life-threatening complications. We present a case of pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis in a patient with granulomatosis with polyangiitis that was treated successfully with hyperbaric oxygen. CASE PRESENTATION: A 70-year-old Japanese man with a 3-year history of granulomatosis with polyangiitis consulted our hospital with a complaint of severe back pain...
September 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868231/laser-speckle-contrast-imaging-to-evaluate-bowel-lesions-in-neonates-with-nec
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Kristine Bach Korsholm Knudsen, Joergen Thorup, Rune Broni Strandby, Rikard Ambrus, Linea Landgrebe Ring, Inge Ifaoui
Background  Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is the most frequent surgical emergency in newborns. Intestinal ischemia is considered a factor that precedes the development of NEC lesions. Laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI) can be used to assess tissue microcirculation. We evaluated if LSCI may help to detect intestinal regions with reduced microcirculation in NEC. Case Report  A male patient (gestational age, 26 [3/7] weeks; birth weight, 600 g) showed clinical signs of NEC 28 days after birth. X-ray revealed pneumatosis intestinalis and portal gas...
January 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861268/diagnostic-laparoscopy-for-pneumatosis-intestinalis-in-a-very-elderly-patient-a-case-report
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Shuhei Ito, Takaaki Masuda, Noboru Harada, Ayumi Matsuyama, Motoharu Hamatake, Takashi Maeda, Shinichi Tsutsui, Hiroyuki Matsuda, Koshi Mimori, Teruyoshi Ishida
INTRODUCTION: Pneumatosis intestinalis is rare but may be associated with life-threatening intra-abdominal conditions such as intestinal ischemia or perforation. However, it can be difficult, particularly in the very elderly, to identify candidates for immediate surgical intervention. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 94-year-old man with abdominal distension underwent abdominal computed tomography, which demonstrated accumulation of air bubbles within the intestinal wall and some free intraperitoneal air, suggestive of pneumatosis intestinalis...
September 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743290/pneumatosis-intestinalis-with-a-benign-clinical-course-a-report-of-two-cases
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Aya Takase, Nobuhiro Akuzawa, Hiroshi Naitoh, Jun Aoki
BACKGROUND: Pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) is a rare condition characterized by the presence of gas within the gastrointestinal tract wall. Most cases of PI have a benign clinical course, although some have serious outcomes. Mechanical stress on or bacterial infection of the gastrointestinal tract wall may be responsible for the onset of PI, but the detailed mechanism of PI pathogenesis is still unclear. Here, we describe two Japanese patients presenting with benign PI. CASE PRESENTATION: Case 1, a 37-year-old previously healthy male patient, had a 1-week history of abdominal pain, and case 2, a 78-year-old female diabetic patient, had a 2-week history of voglibose treatment and abdominal pain...
July 25, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725312/two-cases-of-pneumatosis-cystoides-intestinalis-with-intraperitoneal-free-air
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Kensuke Wada, Nobuhiro Takeuchi, Masakazu Emori, Masanori Takada, Yusuke Nomura, Akihito Otsuka
Intraperitoneal free air (IFA) is sometimes accompanied by pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis (PCI); therefore, proper diagnosis is essential for PCI management. We report two cases of PCI with IFA. A 70-year-old female taking anti-psychotic medication for schizophrenia presented with repeated vomiting and high-grade fever. Computed tomography revealed small, linear gaseous cysts in the intestinal wall along with IFA. Although there was no sign of peritoneal irritation, intestinal perforation was not excluded...
June 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638830/abdominal-hernias-giant-colon-diverticulum-gist-intestinal-pneumatosis-colon-ischemia-cold-intussusception-gallstone-ileus-and-foreign-bodies-our-experience-and-literature-review-of-incidental-gastrointestinal-mdct-findings
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REVIEW
G Di Grezia, G Gatta, R Rella, D Donatello, G Falco, R Grassi, R Grassi
Incidental gastrointestinal findings are commonly detected on MDCT exams performed for various medical indications. This review describes the radiological MDCT spectrum of appearances already present in the past literature and in today's experience of several gastrointestinal acute conditions such as abdominal hernia, giant colon diverticulum, GIST, intestinal pneumatosis, colon ischemia, cold intussusception, gallstone ileus, and foreign bodies which can require medical and surgical intervention or clinical follow-up...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566122/necrotizing-enterocolitis-classification-and-two-initial-steps-towards-prevention
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Sandra Meinich Juhl
The premature infant suffers from immaturity of all organ systems, one of them being the gastrointestinal tract. When the infant is born, the immature gastrointestinal tract is exposed to milk and simultaneously colonized by high densities of bacteria. The combination of milk, microbiota and an immature gut, leaves the infant vulnerable to developing the dreaded intestinal emergency necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). NEC is often very aggressive and no cure exists, which means that prevention is an utmost important topic to researchers, physicians, parents - and infants...
June 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523367/-a-67-year-old-man-with-epigastric-pain
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A Greger, W Hamelmann, M Konermann
A 67-year-old man suffering from epigastric pain showed a phytobezoar in the endoscopy. Therapy with Coca Cola® and enzymes was initiated. The (partial) lysis led to a migration of the bezoar into the ileum, resulting in a small bowel obstruction. After removal of the remaining bezoar via ileotomy a secondary pneumatosis intestinalis occurred. As a rare finding the (phyto-)bezoar should be considered as a differential diagnosis of abdominal pain - especially considering the rising numbers of bariatric surgery, which is a potential risk factor...
May 18, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458320/four-cases-of-pneumatosis-cystoides-intestinalis-complicated-by-connective-tissue-diseases
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Eiji Suzuki, Takashi Kanno, Momoko Hazama, Hiroko Kobayashi, Hiroshi Watanabe, Hiromasa Ohira
Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis (PCI) is a rare disease that involves the presence of gas in the intestinal wall. Connective tissue disease (CTD) is a major cause of secondary PCI. In addition to the nature of CTDs, the use of prednisolone and some immunosuppressants, and the presence of complicating diseases such as diabetes mellitus, constipation and pulmonary diseases are involved in the development of PCI. This report describes four cases of PCI with different CTDs (granulomatosis with polyangiitis, rheumatoid arthritis, dermatomyositis, and overlap syndrome) and discusses the background of each patient and common risk factors for the occurrence of PCI...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443583/retrograde-cerebral-air-embolism-in-a-patient-with-intestinal-necrosis-a-case-report
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Onur Taydaş, Mehmet Ruhi Onur, Erhan Akpınar
BACKGROUND: Cerebral venous air embolism (CVAE) is a severe clinical condition related to unfavoured outcome in patients with neurological impairment. CVAE may occur secondary to arterial or venous interventions. A rare mechanism of CVAE is retrograde embolism that is characterized by gas flow in a direction opposite to that of the normal blood flow. CASE REPORT: A 69-year-old female was admitted to our hospital with shortness of breath and abdominal pain. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) revealed intramural gas in the bowel and free gas in the mesenteric veins and portal vein...
April 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372448/a-cause-of-porto-mesenteric-pneumatosis-not-secondary-to-intestinal-ischemia
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Cristina Soto Montesinos, Roser Farré Font, Merce Güell Farré
The finding of portal pneumatosis may be related to multiple etiologies such as intestinal inflammatory diseases, intestinal infectious diseases, chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments or advanced stages of intestinal ischemia. The gold standard for diagnosis is computed tomography, and once the findings are observed, proper differential diagnosis must be asserted to prevent unnecessary laparotomies.
April 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286566/gastrointestinal-manifestations-of-mitochondrial-disorders-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Josef Finsterer, Marlies Frank
Mitochondrial disorders (MIDs) due to respiratory-chain defects or nonrespiratory chain defects are usually multisystem conditions [mitochondrial multiorgan disorder syndrome (MIMODS)] affecting the central nervous system (CNS), peripheral nervous system, eyes, ears, endocrine organs, heart, kidneys, bone marrow, lungs, arteries, and also the intestinal tract. Frequent gastrointestinal (GI) manifestations of MIDs include poor appetite, gastroesophageal sphincter dysfunction, constipation, dysphagia, vomiting, gastroparesis, GI pseudo-obstruction, diarrhea, or pancreatitis and hepatopathy...
January 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241852/pneumatosis-cystoides-intestinalis-presenting-as-pneumoperitoneum-in-a-patient-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-case-report
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Atsuyoshi Iida, Hiromichi Naito, Kohei Tsukahara, Tetsuya Yumoto, Nobuyuki Nosaka, Shinnichi Kawana, Keiji Sato, Nobuhiro Takeuchi, Jyunichi Soneda, Atsunori Nakao
BACKGROUND: Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis, marked by numerous gas-filled cysts in the intestinal wall and submucosa or intestinal submucosa, is a very uncommon condition. CASE PRESENTATION: A 79-year-old Asian man presented to our emergency department after 2 days of lower abdominal pain with nausea and constipation. His past medical history included chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and he had been treated with home oxygen therapy. The patient was hemodynamically stable and had mild generalized abdominal pain and a soft, distended abdomen without signs of peritonism...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100056/pneumatosis-cystoides-intestinalis
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Adriana Fabiola Romano-Munive, Rafael Barreto-Zuñiga
A 54-year-old woman underwent colonoscopy for colon cancer screening. Colonoscopy showed multiple cysts in the sigmoid colon, with the largest being 4 cm in diameter. One of the cysts was biopsied. Cyst walls were observed; during biopsy, the gas was released and the cyst collapsed. Computed tomography of the abdomen confirmed a diagnosis of pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis. Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis is a rare disease characterized by the presence in the intestinal submucosa or subserosa of multiple cysts filled with gas (nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide and hydrogen)...
January 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012340/role-of-computed-tomography-in-predicting-prognosis-of-hepatic-portal-venous-gas
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Makram Moussa, Inès Marzouk, Kais Abdelmoula, Amira Manamani, Nadida Dali, Leila Charrada Ben Farhat, Lotfi Hendaoui
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to report through 13 cases the particularities of abdominal computed tomography (CT) aspects of hepatic portal venous gas (HPVG) and its correlation with patient prognosis. METHODS: We analyzed abundance of HPVG and its association with pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) in correlation with fatal outcome using chi-square tests. RESULTS: Etiologies were mesenteric infarction (n=5), sigmoid diverticulitis (n= 1), septic shock (n=1), postoperative peritonitis (n=1), acute pancreatitis (n=1), iatrogenic cause (n=3) and idiopathic after a laparotomy (n=1)...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923223/intestinal-pneumatosis-associated-with-tuberculosis-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Vivek Venkataramani, Ali Seif Amir Hosseini, Marco H Schulze, Lorenz Trümper, Gerald Wulf, Ulrike Bacher, Wolfram Jung
Pneumatosis intestinalis (PI), defined as intestinal intra- and extramural gas accumulation, is a rare radiographic finding in conditions of intestinal wall damage of varied etiology. Here, we report on a 56-year-old female with multiple myeloma who presented with undulating fever, fluctuating abdominal symptoms, and a distended abdomen 5 months after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Abdominal X-ray and CT scan documented PI with gas accumulation both in the intestinal and colonic bowel walls...
2017: Acta Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902668/pneumatosis-intestinalis-due-to-child-abuse
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Stephanie Anne Deutsch, Cindy W Christian
Pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) and the presence of portal venous gas (PVG) are commonly considered pathognomonic for necrotizing enterocolitis in the neonatal period; however, these 2 radiographic findings have been documented in all age groups in a variety of clinical settings and medical conditions including respiratory, cardiac, rheumatologic, gastrointestinal disorders, and traumatic injury. In children, intramural dissection of intestinal gas in the absence of clinical symptoms suggestive of necrotizing enterocolitis should raise concern for a traumatic etiology, including injuries sustained from child physical abuse...
November 29, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858375/diagnosis-of-non-occlusive-acute-mesenteric-ischemia-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Simon Bourcier, Ammar Oudjit, Geoffrey Goudard, Julien Charpentier, Sarah Leblanc, Romain Coriat, Hervé Gouya, Bertrand Dousset, Jean-Paul Mira, Frédéric Pène
BACKGROUND: Non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) is a common complication and accounts for a major cause of death in critically ill patients. The diagnosis of NOMI with respect to the eventual indications for surgical treatment is challenging. We addressed the performance of the diagnostic strategy of NOMI in the intensive care unit, with emphasis on contrast-enhanced abdominal CT-scan. METHODS: This was a retrospective monocenter study. Patients with clinically suspected acute mesenteric ischemia were included if a comprehensive diagnostic workup was carried out including surgical and/or endoscopic digestive explorations...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800516/a-fatal-case-of-hepatic-portal-venous-gas-associated-with-hemodialysis
#19
Tahmina Begum, Mashrafi Ahmed
Hepatic portal venous gas is a rare cause of acute abdomen caused by leakage of air from the gastrointestinal tract to the portal venous system. The mortality is high, particularly when associated with intestinal ischemia or necrosis. We describe a fatal case of hepatic portal venous gas and pneumatosis intestinalis due to hemodialysis-related hypotension and severe atherosclerotic disease.
August 2016: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771601/r-gas-under-diaphragm
#20
Maddibande Ramachar Sreevathsa, Khyati Melanta
INTRODUCTION: The most common cause of gas under diaphragm is hollow viscous perforation. In 10% of cases it can be due to rare causes, both abdominal and extra-abdominal, one of them being intra abdominal infection by gas forming organisms. PRESENTATION OF THE CASE: A 51 year old male patient, a poorly controlled diabetic, presented with a second episode of severe pain abdomen and abdominal distention, with lower abdominal tenderness. Plain Xray of the abdomen in erect posture showed gas under the right dome of diaphragm and ultrasound abdomen confirmed gross pneumoperitoneum...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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