Карточка-задание по английскому языку на тему «MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_266»
«MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_266»
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colonography imaging of pneumatosis intestinalis after hyperbaric oxygen
therapy: a case report
Pneumatosis intestinalis is a
condition characterized by the presence of submucosal or subserosal gas cysts
in the wall of digestive tract. Pneumatosis intestinalis often remains
asymptomatic in most cases but may clinically present in a benign form or less
frequently in fulminant forms. Treatment for such conditions includes
antibiotic therapy, diet therapy, oxygen therapy and surgery.
The present report describes the
case of a 56-year-old Swiss-born man with symptomatic pneumatosis intestinalis
resistant to all treatment except hyperbaric oxygen therapy, as showed by
computed tomography colonography images performed before, during and after
The current case describes the
response to hyperbaric oxygen therapy using virtual colonoscopy technique one
month and three months after treatment. Moreover, after six months of
follow-up, there has been no recurrence of digestive symptoms.
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