Pneumatosis coli and sigmoid volvulus: a report of 4 cases.

@article{Gillon1979PneumatosisCA,
  title={Pneumatosis coli and sigmoid volvulus: a report of 4 cases.},
  author={Joseph Gillon and Stephen Holt and W Sircus},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1979},
  volume={66 11},
  pages={802-5}
}
Pneumatosis coli is an uncommon disease which is frequently misdiagnosed and inappropriately treated. The condition can usually be managed conservatively but complications requiring surgical treatment are occasionally encountered. We describe 4 patients with pneumatosis coli and associated volvulus of the sigmoid colon. Some of the factors that may have contributed to pneumocyst formation in these 4 patients are discussed with reference to recent advances in our understanding of the… CONTINUE READING

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