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Pneumatosis coli: a case presentation and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6876194     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The case of pneumatosis coli presented here was felt to have occurred concomitantly with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in combination with prolonged intestinal distention. This condition usually requires no treatment because it is often self-limiting. In this case, because of radiographic and clinical findings suggestive of intestinal obstruction, the patient underwent an exploratory laparotomy and tube cecostomy for decompression and drainage of the markedly distended cecum and transverse colon.
J M Stovall
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the National Medical Association     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0027-9684     ISO Abbreviation:  J Natl Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1983 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-09-20     Completed Date:  1983-09-20     Revised Date:  2010-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503090     Medline TA:  J Natl Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  626-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Pneumatosis Cystoides Intestinalis / complications,  diagnosis*,  etiology
Radiography, Abdominal

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