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(1) (Turk J Gastroenterol 2014; 25: 426-8) entitled "Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis mimicking acute abdomen".
Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis (PCI) is a rarely seen disease that is characterized by cysts filled with multiple gases in the subserosa or submucosa of the small or large intestine.
Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis is a rare disorder, characterised histologically by the presence of multiple gas filled cysts in the subserosal or submucosal wall of the large or small intestine.
Pneumoperitoneum can also be a complication of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, mechanical ventilation, peritoneal dialysis, endoscopic procedures, previous abdominal surgeries, and pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis due to clostridium perfringens [1, 5].
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].
Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis (PCI), also termed pneumatosis intestinalis, pneumatosis coli (when occurring in colon only), and several other uncommon names in the literature, is a rare condition characterized by multiple gas-filled cystic spaces within the bowel wall.
SS has also been linked with pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis [11], colon cancer [12, 13], protein-losing gastroenteropathy [14], and intestinal pseudoobstruction [15].
INTRODUCTION: Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis (PCI) is defined as air filled cysts within the wall of the gastrointestinal tract.
Although a variety of causes (Table 1) like pneumothorax, gynecological examinations and procedures, pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis may present as pneumoperitoneum, (2,3) hollow viscus perforation remains the leading cause of pneumoperitoneum in upto 90 percent of cases.