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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 23-26

A Benign Case of Medical Pneumatosis Intestinalis in Elderly

Medicine Department, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, HP, India

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B Kumar
Senior Resident, Medicine Deptt. IGMC, Shimla, HP
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Pneumatosis Intestinalis is commonly seen in the infants and the cause being necrotizing enterocolitis. Being an uncommon entity among the adults sometimes the physician may be unaware of the benign causes of the Pneumatosis Intestinalis and pneumoperitoneum for which the patient may be exposed to the unnecessary surgical intervention. Computed Tomography scan is the investigation of choice to diagnose Pneumatosis Intestinalis.

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