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Case 12637

A case of asymptomatic pneumatosis intestinalis caused by a non-toxigenic Clostridium difficile in a woman affected by hereditary nonpoliposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC)

Author(s)
Secondini Lucia, Migone Stefania, Prono Valentina, Verardo Ilaria, Basso Luca, Rosa Francesca, C.E. Neumaier.

IRCSS A.O.U. "San Martino" - IST,
Scuola di Specializzazione in Radiodiagnostica;
Via L.B. Alberti, 4 Genova;
Email:lucyeah@hotmail.it
 
Patient
female, 67 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Scout view

    Multiple gaseous cysts filling the descending colon walls are visible on this coronal CT scout-view.

     
    Area of Interest: Abdomen; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Computer Applications-Detection, diagnosis; Special Focus: Cysts;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Coronal view

    Pneumatosis of left colon (pulmonary window).

     
    Area of Interest: Abdomen; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Cysts;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Axial view

    Multiple cysts in the left colon (pulmonary window).

     
    Area of Interest: Abdomen; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Cysts;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    Sagittal view

    Multiple cysts in the descending colon (pulmonary window).

     
    Area of Interest: Abdomen; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Cysts;
     
     
  • Figure 5
    Surgical anastomosis

    Distal to the surgical anastomosis (red arrow) there are no parietal gaseous cysts.

     
    Area of Interest: Abdomen; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Cysts;
     
     
Multiple gaseous cysts filling the descending colon walls are visible on this coronal CT scout-view.
 
Pneumatosis of left colon (pulmonary window).
 
Multiple cysts in the left colon (pulmonary window).
 
Multiple cysts in the descending colon (pulmonary window).
 
Distal to the surgical anastomosis (red arrow) there are no parietal gaseous cysts.
 
 
 
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