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Pneumatosis intestinalis after laparoscopic appendectomy: case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22075367     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) is the presence of intraluminal gas within the wall of the intestine. As a marker for bowel injury owing to mucosal injury, PI may herald a severe underlying disease process in patients without a significant medical history. In other cases, PI is a benign process, and expectant management is appropriate. Here, we present the first reported case of pneumatosis associated with postoperative abscess after appendectomy and its successful management. Then, we describe the pathophysiology of pneumatosis and review the literature regarding its origin and management.
Chris Vendryes; Catherine J Hunter; Susan R Harlan; Henri R Ford; James Stein; James R Pierce
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e21-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA 90027, USA.
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