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Chapter: Abdomen & Pelvis

Subchapter: Gastrointestinal tract (Read entire chapter)

Diagnosis: Pneumatosis
Speckled air lucencies are noted in association with several bowel loops (arrows, abdominal radiograph at the top). These lucencies correlate with air in several bowel loops (arrows, coronal reformatted CT in lung window, lower image). This patient has a small bowel obstruction which is a common etiology for pneumatosis.

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