Giant bulla in pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis

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

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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 (US)
Pages (from-to)437-440
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gastroenterology


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