Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis is a rare finding of intramural gasfilled cysts in the bowel wall and sometimes free air in the abdomen. A few conditions are reported to cause this disease, one of them being immunosuppression. We describe a 50-year-old Caucasian male with extensive chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) of the gut and skin who developed PCI with pneumoperitoneum and pneumoretroperitoneum. To our knowledge, this is the first report of PCI occurring in a patient with active chronic GVHD which resolved spontaneously.
- Chronic graft-versus-host disease
- Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis
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