Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders (ASGIS)(ISSN: 2582-1091)

Editorial Volume 6 Issue 6

Pneumatosis Intestinalis: When We Need to Operate?

Marcus Cezillo*

Group of Research on Surgery (GEPEC), Department of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Antônio Giglio Municipal Hospital, Osasco, Brazil

*Corresponding Author: Marcus Cezillo, Group of Research on Surgery (GEPEC), Department of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Antônio Giglio Municipal Hospital, Osasco, Brazil.

Received: April 18, 2023; Published: May 01, 2023

Pneumatosis intestinalis has a varied presentation and is diagnosed by a set of informations, including imaging, clinical signs, physical exam and laboratory test. This condition has a great variation of presentation and needs a high degree of suspicion for operating when there is evidence of a potentially fatal condition and treating conservatively when there is a benign etiology underlying.


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Citation: Marcus Cezillo. “Pneumatosis Intestinalis: When We Need to Operate?". Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 6.6 (2023): 01-02.


Copyright: © 2023 Marcus Cezillo. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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