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.