Extensive pneumatosis coli, acute pancreatitis


Benign pneumatosis of the entire colon presumably due to acute pancreatitis. 

Cause of pancreatitis was hypertriglyceridemia, which was treated with urgent plasmapheresis. 

Pneumatosis can be benign or life-threatening. Pancreatitis is uncommonly associated with colonic pneumatosis. Other more common benign intestinal causes include obstruction, enteritis, peptic ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, collagen vascular disease, and diverticulitis1