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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN: 0972-5229
EISSN: 1998-359x
Vol. 13, No. 2, 2009, pp. 99-102
Bioline Code: cm09023
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2009, pp. 99-102

 en Hepatic portal venous gas: A case report and review of literature
Kesarwani, Vikas; Ghelani, Dhaval R & Reece, Graham


Hepatic portal venous gas (HPVG) results from mesenteric ischemia and a wide variety of other causes. The primary factors that favour the development of this pathologic entity are intestinal wall alterations, bowel distension, and sepsis. Findings of HPVG during an ultrasound or computed tomography (CT) scan should be carefully evaluated in the context of the clinical picture. In the absence of features of bowel ischemia, the prognosis of patients with HPVG is usually good.

Ischemia, gas, mesentery, portal vein

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