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Korean J Gastrointest Endosc. 2001 Oct;23(4):251-254. Korean. Case Report.
You HY , Chae HS , Kim SH , Lee EK , Kim SS , Song HJ , Kim HJ , Bang CS , Lee KM , Lee CD , Choi KY , Jung IS , Sun HS , Park DH , An CH .
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. chs@cmc.cuk.ac.kr
Department of General Surgery, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis is a relatively rare condition, characterized by multiple gas-filled cysts of varying size in the wall of gastrointestinal tract. Although the etiology of pneumatosis intestinalis remains uncertain, the possibility that both the gas-forming bacteria and mechanical theories develop pneumocysts has recently been advocated. We experienced a case of pneumotosis cystoides intestinalis found by colonoscopy in a 31-year old woman with intermittent abdominal pain.

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