Pneumatosis Cystoides Intestinalis: A Rare Cause of Pneumoperitoneum in Children

Authors

  • Shams ud Din Elias Khan Classified Spl in Surgery (Paed), CMH, Dhaka
  • HR Harun Ex Consultant Surgeon General, Bangladesh Armed Forces, Dhaka
  • Meherun Nessa Adviser Specialist in Paediatirc Surgery, CMH, Dhaka
  • Khaled Hasan Trainee in Surgery, CMH, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jafmc.v12i1.39981

Keywords:

Pneumatosis Cystoides Intestinalis (PCI), air-filled cysts, gastrointestinal tract.

Abstract

Pneumatosis Cystoides Intestinalis (PCI) is a rare disease characterized by presence of air-filled cysts in the gastrointestinal wall. The incidence of PCI is unknown as most of the patients are asymptomatic. Rarely, patients may experience symptoms secondary to the cysts. The pathogenesis of PCI is still unclear and as such many theories are proposed. Usually, no treatment is necessary for 85% of patients who are asymptomatic. Surgery may be required for complications.

Journal of Armed Forces Medical College Bangladesh Vol.12(1) 2016: 112-115

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Published

2016-01-24

How to Cite

Khan, S. ud D. E., Harun, H., Nessa, M., & Hasan, K. (2016). Pneumatosis Cystoides Intestinalis: A Rare Cause of Pneumoperitoneum in Children. Journal of Armed Forces Medical College, Bangladesh, 12(1), 112–115. https://doi.org/10.3329/jafmc.v12i1.39981

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Case Reports