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Journal of Gastroenterology

, Volume 31, Issue 4, pp 596–598 | Cite as

Pneumatosis intestinalis and necrotizing enterocolitis associated with liver cirrhosis

  • Yukihiko Tameda
  • Minoru Hamada
  • Tetsuya Hamaguchi
  • Kazushi Sugimoto
  • Hiroya Katou
  • Shigeo Nakazawa
  • Koujirou Takase
Case Report

Abstract

We report a 58-year-old woman with pneumatosis intestinalis and necrotizing enterocolitis associated with liver cirrhosis. She was receiving treatment for liver cirrhosis and hepatic failure when sudden severe right upper abdominal pain and fever developed. Abdominal radiograph disclosed pneumatosis intestinalis, involving the ascending colon, and small collections of free air along the right hemidiaphragm. The pneumatosis intestinalis appeared in both cystic and linear form. Autopsy revealed necrosis and multiple gas-filled mural cysts in the ascending colon. To our knowledge, this is the first case to be reported of pneumatosis intestinalis and necrotizing enterocolitis associated with liver cirrhosis.

Key words

pneumatosis intestinalis necrotizing enterocolitis liver cirrhosis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yukihiko Tameda
    • 1
  • Minoru Hamada
    • 2
  • Tetsuya Hamaguchi
    • 2
  • Kazushi Sugimoto
    • 2
  • Hiroya Katou
    • 3
  • Shigeo Nakazawa
    • 2
  • Koujirou Takase
    • 2
  1. 1.The Department of Laboratory MedicineMie University, School of MedicineMieJapan
  2. 2.The First Department of Internal MedicineMie University, School of MedicineMieJapan
  3. 3.The Department of PathologyMie University, School of MedicineMieJapan

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