A review of pneumatosis intestinalis in the setting of systemic cancer treatments, including tyrosine kinase inhibitors.

@article{Vijayakanthan2012ARO,
  title={A review of pneumatosis intestinalis in the setting of systemic cancer treatments, including tyrosine kinase inhibitors.},
  author={Niranjan Vijayakanthan and Kavita P Dhamanaskar and Lori K Stewart and Jodie Connolly and B. Douglas Leber and Irwin Walker and Michael Trus},
  journal={Canadian Association of Radiologists journal = Journal l'Association canadienne des radiologistes},
  year={2012},
  volume={63 4},
  pages={312-7}
}
PURPOSE Pneumatosis intestinalis is a radiologic diagnosis that manifests in a variety of clinical settings. We report 4 cases of pneumatosis intestinalis in patients undergoing cancer treatments that included cytotoxic agents and/or tyrosine kinase inhibitors. These reports aim to provide insight into the clinical interpretation and pathogenesis of pneumatosis intestinalis in the setting of cancer treatments and demonstrate a potential association with tyrosine kinase inhibitors. METHODS… CONTINUE READING