Benign Pneumatosis Intestinalis with Subcutaneous Emphysema in a Liver Transplant Recipient

Rainer E. Sachse, George VV Burke, Maureen Jonas, Martin Milgrom, Joshua Miller

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Abstract

Pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) occurred in a pediatric liver transplant recipient experiencing chronic rejection. Signs and symptoms included abdominal distention, subcutaneous emphysema, fever, and malaise. Antibiotic treatment and nasogastric decompression resulted in prompt relief of symptoms, and surgery was not necessary. The etiology, pathophysiology, and therapy of this rare condition are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)876-879
Number of pages4
JournalThe American journal of gastroenterology
Volume85
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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