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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2007|
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