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Pneumatosis intestinalis presenting as air in the scrotum
  1. Sathish Bangalore,
  2. Annika Adodra,
  3. Colin A Michie
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Ealing Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Sathish Bangalore, Department of Paediatrics, Ealing Hospital NHS Trust, London, Middlesex UB1 3HW, UK; sathish.bangalore{at}

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Gaseous scrotal swelling is rare. We present a case of pneumatosis intestinalis tracking to the scrotum demonstrated on the CT scan.

A teenager presented with diffuse abdominal pain, bloody diarrhoea and a day later he developed bilateral painless scrotal swelling. The swelling was brilliantly transilluminated, but not fluctuant. Additionally, there was crepitus around the sacrum, extending to the …

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