Pneumatosis Cystoides Intestinalis Shuro Yoshino 1 , Yuji Sakai 1 , Hiroyuki Kobayashi 1 , Koichi Kurahara 1 , Hideki Ishibashi 1 , Keisuke Kawasaki 1 , Kenshi Sunahara 1 , Yoshiaki Aomi 1 , Tadahiko Fuchigami 1 1Division of Gastroenterology, Matsuyama Red Cross hospital, Matsuyama, Japan Keyword: 腸管嚢腫様気腫症 , 小腸 , 粘膜下腫瘍 pp.672-678
Published Date 2008/4/24
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1403101348
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 Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis (PCI) is a relatively rare condition with multiple gas-filled cysts in the wall of the small or large intestine. While the idiopathic and the secondary etiology are known, the latter often occurs in patients with gastrointestinal disease, chronic respiratory disease and/or collagen disease. Most cases of PCI are asymptomatic and are found incidentally on radiographs of the abdomen. Relatively speaking, we can easily identify this disease based on the characteristic findings of abdominal X-ray, barium enema, and gastrointestinal endoscopy.

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