Pneumatosis coli: a familial association

Br J Surg. 1978 Jan;65(1):64-5. doi: 10.1002/bjs.1800650118.


A woman and her son who both developed pneumatosis coli within a period of 6 months are described. No familial or cluster association has previously been reported. The aetiology of this uncommon disease is reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pneumatosis Cystoides Intestinalis / etiology
  • Pneumatosis Cystoides Intestinalis / genetics*