PNEUMATOSIS INTESTINALIS - A RARE CLINICAL FINDING REQUIRING MULTIMODALITY TREATMENT

  • Namra Urooj Shaukat khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre
  • Mahin Janjua Agha Khan University Hospital Karachi, Pakistan
  • Awais Amjad Malik Lahore General Hospital , Pakistan.
  • Shahid Khattak Department of Surgical Oncology,SKMCH&RC.
  • Aamir Ali Syed Department of Surgical Oncology,SKMCH&RC.

Abstract

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

Author Biographies

Namra Urooj, Shaukat khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre

Resident Surgery.Department  of  Surgical  Oncology,  Shaukat  Khanum  Memorial  Cancer  Hospital  and  Research  Centre  (SKMCH  &  RC),  Lahore,  Pakistan

Mahin Janjua, Agha Khan University Hospital Karachi, Pakistan
Medical student.Agha Khan University Hospital Karachi, Pakistan
Awais Amjad Malik, Lahore General Hospital , Pakistan.
Consultant  surgeon  Lahore General Hospital , Pakistan.
Shahid Khattak, Department of Surgical Oncology,SKMCH&RC.
consultant surgical oncology, Department of Surgical  Oncology,SKMCH&RC.
Aamir Ali Syed, Department of Surgical Oncology,SKMCH&RC.
consultant surgical oncology, Department of Surgical  Oncology,SKMCH&RC

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Published
2018-09-30
How to Cite
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Urooj N, Janjua M, Malik AA, Khattak S, Syed AA. PNEUMATOSIS INTESTINALIS - A RARE CLINICAL FINDING REQUIRING MULTIMODALITY TREATMENT. J Cancer Allied Spec [Internet]. 2018Sep.30 [cited 2021Jul.31];4(3). Available from: https://journals.sfu.ca/jcas/index.php/jcas/article/view/193