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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 22 (2008), Issue 10, Pages 847-850
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2008/595297
Brief Communication

Pneumatosis Intestinalis in a Patient with Chronic Bronchiectasis

Maya Doumit,1 Nav Saloojee,1 and Richard Seppala2

1Department of Gastroenterology, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2Department of Radiology, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Received 22 January 2008; Accepted 10 April 2008

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Abstract

Pneumatosis intestinalis has been described in association with many gastrointestinal tract disorders including infection, ischemia and obstruction. It has also been described in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, connective tissue disorders, organ transplantation, leukemia and various states of immunodeficiency. In the present paper, the case of a 66-year-old woman with chronic bronchiectasis who subsequently developed pneumatosis intestinalis is described.