Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 91–105 | Cite as

Pneumatosis intestinalis

  • Morton A. Meyers
  • Gary G. Ghahremani
  • James L. ClementsJr.
  • Kenneth Goodman


Pneumatosis intestinalis is a usually benign condition which may affect any segment of the gastrointestinal tract from the stomach to rectum. Occasionally, however, it may be a grave prognostic sign. This article presents the spectrum of diagnotic radiographic features of the entity with emphasis on differentiation of the underlying etiologic factors. Representative examples of pneumatosis intestinalis complicating various gastrointestinal disorders are illustrated.

Key words

Abdomen, abnormalities Gastrointestinal diseases, complications Pneumatosis intestinalis, diagnosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Morton A. Meyers
    • 1
  • Gary G. Ghahremani
    • 2
  • James L. ClementsJr.
    • 3
  • Kenneth Goodman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyThe New York Hospital-Cornell Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyEvanston Hospital-Northwestern UniversityEvanston
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA

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