Pneumatosis cystoides coli: a rare complication of colonoscopy

Endoscopy. 1983 May;15(3):119-20. doi: 10.1055/s-2007-1021484.


A case of colonic pneumatosis cystoides intestinales (PCI) which occurred three days after a routine colonoscopy is presented. A review of the literature revealed only two other cases of PCI following colonoscopy. The close temporal association to the colonoscopy supports the mechanical hypothesis as the probably mechanism leading to intramural PCI.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Colonic Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Colonic Diseases / etiology*
  • Colonoscopy / adverse effects*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pneumatosis Cystoides Intestinalis / diagnostic imaging
  • Pneumatosis Cystoides Intestinalis / etiology*
  • Radiography