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Journal of Medical Case Reports

, 7:205

First Online: 14 August 2013Received: 14 January 2013Accepted: 20 June 2013DOI: 10.1186-1752-1947-7-205

Cite this article as: Flor, N., Pricolo, P., Rovere, A. et al. J Med Case Reports 2013 7: 205. doi:10.1186-1752-1947-7-205

Abstract

IntroductionWe discuss asymptomatic colonic pneumatosis, an unexpected finding of computed tomography colonography that we must see as distinct from perforation. Among the papers detailing complications with computed tomography colonography, we found only one report focusing on linear pneumatosis.

Case presentationWe report the case of a 75-year-old Caucasian woman who had a high level of carcinoembryonic antigen, and who underwent computed tomography colonography. Our patient accidentally fell from a chair in the radiology department just before the examination, experiencing a right hip trauma. The examination was negative for colonic lesions but revealed the presence of some air bubbles in her right colon. Our patient remained asymptomatic throughout the procedure and afterwards; no intervention or treatment was necessary.

ConclusionRadiologists should consider colonic linear pneumatosis among the potential complications of computed tomography colonography, even if it is a rare event, to avoid unnecessary therapy and anxiety for the patient.

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Autor: Nicola Flor - Paola Pricolo - Antonio Rovere - Miriam Mezzanzanica - Mauro Peri - Gianpaolo Cornalba

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