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Journal of Medical Case Reports

, 5:375

First Online: 15 August 2011Received: 20 November 2010Accepted: 15 August 2011DOI: 10.1186-1752-1947-5-375

Cite this article as: Frossard, JL., Braude, P. & Berney, JY. J Med Case Reports 2011 5: 375. doi:10.1186-1752-1947-5-375

Abstract

IntroductionPneumatosis intestinalis is a condition characterized by the presence of submucosal or subserosal gas cysts in the wall of digestive tract. Pneumatosis intestinalis often remains asymptomatic in most cases but may clinically present in a benign form or less frequently in fulminant forms. Treatment for such conditions includes antibiotic therapy, diet therapy, oxygen therapy and surgery.

Case presentationThe present report describes the case of a 56-year-old Swiss-born man with symptomatic pneumatosis intestinalis resistant to all treatment except hyperbaric oxygen therapy, as showed by computed tomography colonography images performed before, during and after treatment.

ConclusionsThe current case describes the response to hyperbaric oxygen therapy using virtual colonoscopy technique one month and three months after treatment. Moreover, after six months of follow-up, there has been no recurrence of digestive symptoms.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1752-1947-5-375 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Autor: Jean-Louis Frossard - Philippe Braude - Jean-Yves Berney

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