To present a recent to increase understanding, diagnosis and treatment of intestinal pneumatosis clinical case, considering the distinctive characteristics of the disease and to expand knowledge about the management of this condition. The case of a female patient aged 65, originally from Bolivia, with a history of osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, asthma and allergies repetition occurs. The patient was admitted to the Department of Surgery No. 1 HNC in November 2015, with an unclear clinical picture. During admission of air bubbles present in the colonic mucosa and tumor lesion is discovered duodenum. Quickly it begins with treatment and adequate support for stabilization. A literature search and an update of the latest updates regarding this disease arises. medical seekers popularity as PUBMED, UP TO DATE, VBS were used. a series of articles about it were selected.
The patient cited in this work has given us the corresponding written consent for the anonymous publication with scientific purposes about her information.
Also we declare the absence of external financing and conflicts of interest. it was concluded that management should generally be conservative, excluding the case of complications (obstruction, perforation) and suspected intestinal ischemia. Exploratory laparoscopy may be helpful to determine the appropriate behavior. Conservative treatment includes antibiotics, hyperbaric oxygen and supportive measures.
Cecenarro, Gómez, Gramática (2018). [Case report: intestinal pneumatosis] Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Medicas (Cordoba, Argentina), 2018 09;75(3):205-211. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30296029