Conservative management of nongangrenous esophageal and gastric pneumatosis

Sarah A. Mclaughlin, Justin H. Nguyen

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Abstract

Pneumatosis intestinalis, or air within the wall of the gastrointestinal tract, has been documented from the esophagus to the rectum. Its presence can suggest gangrenous changes of the stomach or colon and represents a surgical emergency. However, pneumatosis intestinalis can also occur as a result of a benign, nongangrenous condition. We report the conservative management of a patient with nongangrenous gastric and esophageal pneumatosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)862-864
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Surgeon
Volume73
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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