Pneumatosis intestinalis in mixed connective tissue disease

J C van Leeuwen, J C Nossent

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Two young female patients with established mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) are described, in whom the disease course was complicated by intestinal pseudo-obstruction and pneumoperitoneum due to pneumatosis intestinalis. Conservative management of this rare complication in MCTD, which included the use of high-flow normobaric oxygen by mask, led to a complete resolution of the abdominal symptoms in both patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-304
Number of pages6
JournalNetherlands Journal of Medicine
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1992
Externally publishedYes


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