Giant bulla in pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis

Stephen J. Lanspa, M. W. Liu, H. J. Jenkins

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Abstract

In pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis the air sacs are generally small and the mesentery is rarely involved. We describe a 23-year-old woman with mixed connective tissue disease and known esophageal ulcer who developed hematemesis and abdominal distention. Colonoscopy showed pneumatosis coli. A computed tomography (CT) scan showed a 23 cm gasfilled mass, presumably a mesenteric bulla. A conservative approach was elected and the patient’s gastrointestinal symptoms improved though there was no change in the size of the bulla 3 weeks later.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-440
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Volume10
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1988

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Pneumatosis Cystoides Intestinalis
Blister
Air Sacs
Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
Hematemesis
Mesentery
Colonoscopy
Ulcer
Tomography

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gastroenterology

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Giant bulla in pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis. / Lanspa, Stephen J.; Liu, M. W.; Jenkins, H. J.

In: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, Vol. 10, No. 4, 1988, p. 437-440.

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Lanspa, SJ, Liu, MW & Jenkins, HJ 1988, 'Giant bulla in pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis', Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 437-440.
Lanspa, Stephen J. ; Liu, M. W. ; Jenkins, H. J. / Giant bulla in pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis. In: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 1988 ; Vol. 10, No. 4. pp. 437-440.
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