Pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) refers to the radiographic finding of gas within the small or large bowel wall. It can be seen in association with gas in the portal venous system. The clinical significance of these findings is variable and depends on the patient's etiology and initial presentation. PI can be seen anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract distal to the stomach and is caused by a myriad of conditions.1 We present a case of a patient admitted to the intensive care unit with PI and portal vein gas.
Dikdan, MD, Sean and Lake, MD, Michael
"Pneumatosis Intestinalis in a Patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus,"
The Medicine Forum: Vol. 20
, Article 16.
Available at: https://jdc.jefferson.edu/tmf/vol20/iss1/16