As the disease develops independently and is a manifestation of other diseases, in the treatment of the therapy of the conditions that caused pneumatosis, namely the detection of other intestinal pathologies. Diagnosis of the disease is performed by a doctor using endoscopy. A preliminary diagnosis can be made by an experienced surgeon with a method of probing the stomach (intestine).
The specialist is able to find an air cyst to the touch when they are big enough.


In children the disease is usually performed to cure intestinal infections that at the initial stage are the causative agents of the pathologic process. During therapy, applied intestinal antiseptics and antibiotics. With the development of intestinal obstruction, the doctors resort to surgery.

When pneumatosis is widely used for treating erectile dysfunction drugs that are intended to exclude the formation of gases ("Bebinos", "Displacer", "Pancreatic", "Plantex", "Espumizan", etc.).
Medications are prescribed depending on symptoms and the degree of neglect.

To ease the pain, doctors prescribe antispasmodics to relieve spasms ("Baralgin", "no-Spa"). When diarrhoea patient discharged antidiarrheal ("Reglan", "Motilium"), and laxatives for constipation medications ("Bisacodyl", "Lisala" etc.).

Signs of pneumatosis and its development

Signs of pneumatosis are flatulence, abdominal pain, problems with stool (diarrhea or constipation), which can persist for several days. Also common symptoms are heaviness in the abdomen, burping, carminative, relief of pain after stool, and in some cases nausea and even vomiting. In the event of such phenomena should refer to a gastroenterologist for consultation and diagnosis.

If not treated in time, there is the risk of peritonitis with abnormalities in intestinal permeability and further necrosis of the intestinal tissue that would require surgical intervention and intensive therapy. The lack of treatment at this stage can cause death. Among other complications noted volvulus, intussusception, clogging of the air cysts, sphincter spasms, and disorders of defecation. If promptly treated, these consequences can be avoided and even achieve a full or partial recovery.