Submuscular emphysema as a result of diverticulitis of the sigmoid colon without clinical implication.Arch Chir Neerl. 1979; 31(4):237-42.AC
Diverticulitis of the colon may be the cause of the formation of subcutaneous or submuscular air in the hip or leg region. This phenomenon results mostly in an inflammation or abscess. A case is presented in which sigmoid diverticulitis caused submuscular air without any clinical discomfort.