PNEUMATOSIS INTESTINALIS - A RARE CLINICAL FINDING REQUIRING MULTIMODALITY TREATMENT
This is a case report of Pneumatosis intestinalis (PI), which has traditionally been associated with immediate operative intervention and a high mortality rate. We present a case of ulcerative colitis that developed Pneumatosis intestinalis and was managed at our hospital. A 29 year old male with known history of ulcerative colitis presented with an acute exacerbation. A week into his treatment, PI developed. Emergency total colectomy with end ileostomy was performed. Postoperatively, he remained critically ill and expired during same hospitalization after 45 days.
Key words: Pneumatosis intestinalis, Ulcerative Colitis, Adalumimab
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