Pneumatosis intestinals (PI) following severe traumatic brain injury

Chong Tae Kim, H. Kim, B. Wechsler, S. W. Kim

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Primary objective: To report a case of pneumatosis intestinalis complicated with sorbitol containing medicines. Research design: Case report. Methods and procedures: Clinical course and literature review. Experimental interventions: Chart review. Main outcomes and results: Large amount of sorbital may cause a reversible gastrointestinal complication, pneumatosis intestinalis. Conclusions: In the assessment of enteral abnormalities, all components of medications, active and 'inactive', must be evaluated as possible aetiological factors of pneumatosis intestinalis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1059-1061
Number of pages3
JournalBrain injury
Issue number12
StatePublished - Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Pneumatosis intestinalis
  • Sorbitol
  • Traumatic brain injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Neurology


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