2018, Cilt 10, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 073-075
Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis: a case report and review of the literature
Cihan BEDEL1, Sefa TÜRKOĞLU2, Göker COŞKUN3
1University of Health Sciences, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, ANTALYA, Turkey
2Denizli State Hospital, Department of Radiology, DENİZLİ, Turkey
3Suleyman Demirel University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, ISPARTA, Turkeyİletişim: Maltepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Halk Sağlığı, İstanbul, Türkiye
Keywords: Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis, computed tomography, portal venous gas

Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis and portal venous gas which is a serious underlying abdominal disease in some cases, is a radiological finding requiring urgent surgery. Many authors suggested various factors in the etiology and pathogenesis. Portal venous gas is more important because it is usually related with intestinal ischemia or necrosis. But prognosis is affected more by the severity of the underlying disease than by hepatic portal venous gas or pneumatosis intestinalis. Intestinal ischemia or necrosis is the first reason, urgent surgery is crucial to improve the prognosis of the patient. In this case we report mesenteric ischemia which is presenting with portal venous gas and pneumatosis intestinalis.