Abdominal Tuberculosis in a Child Presenting with Radiological Evidence of Pneumatosis Intestinalis and Portal Venous Gas

Authors

  • Handan Alp Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Ataturk University, Erzurum
  • Zerrin Orbak Department of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, Faculty of Medicine, Ataturk University, Erzurum
  • Oguzhan Sepetcigil Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Ataturk University, Erzurum
  • Mecit Kantarci Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ataturk University, Erzurum
  • Ibrahim Kartal Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Ataturk University, Erzurum

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jhpn.v28i6.6612

Keywords:

Case studies, Child, Pneumatosis intestinalis, Tuberculosis, Abdominal, Turkey

Abstract

Pneumatosis intestinalis, in association with portal venous gas, is a rare finding in children and young adults. In radiological studies, it is characterized by gas-filled cysts within the bowel-wall. It is often a sign of the serious significant underlying illness and is associated with a poor prognosis. A case of pneumatosis intestinalis and portal venous gas associated with abdominal tuberculosis in a child is presented here. Despite responding well to anti-tubercular treatment, he died suddenly at home, two months after discharge. It is recommended that cases with pneumatosis intestinalis should be carefully observed, although symptoms appear to be improving.

Key words: Case studies; Child; Pneumatosis intestinalis; Tuberculosis, Abdominal; Turkey

DOI: 10.3329/jhpn.v28i6.6612

J HEALTH POPUL NUTR 2010 Dec;28(6):628-632

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Alp, H., Orbak, Z., Sepetcigil, O., Kantarci, M., & Kartal, I. (2010). Abdominal Tuberculosis in a Child Presenting with Radiological Evidence of Pneumatosis Intestinalis and Portal Venous Gas. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 28(6), 628–632. https://doi.org/10.3329/jhpn.v28i6.6612

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