pneumatosis

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pneumatosis

[‚nü·mə′tō·səs]
(medicine)
The presence of air or gas in abnormal situations in the body.
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* Cysts of pneumatosis coli. * Pneumoretroperitoneum.
Intestinal pneumatosis (IP), also referred to as intestinal emphysema, pneumatosis coli, or pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis, is a rare radiological finding, characterized by gas tracks along the bowel wall, appearing as either linear (submucosal) or rounded cystic collections (subserosal) that occurs in wide spectrum of clinical disorder [22].