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Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis: a rare cause of acute abdomen

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Raquel Rodríguez García, Teresa Ramos Grande, Luis Muñoz Bellvís,

We present the case of an 87-year-old male with Parkinson’s disease, admitted to the Emergency Room due to acute abdomen, without leukocytosis or neutrophilia, with PCR of 0.74 and lactate of 2.5. The emergency abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan showed a pneumoperitoneum and significant intestinal pneumatosis on the small bowel loops in the right abdomen. There was a 3.2 cm slight dilation, without portal venous gas and an adequate opacification of the superior mesenteric artery and its main branches. An emergency laparotomy was performed that showed subserosal cysts in the jejunum and ileum, with no signs of transmural perforation. The patient was discharged after a good postoperative evolution.

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