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Sonographic detection of transient gas in the portal vein in an infant following abdominal surgery: A possible sign of adhesive small bowel obstruction.
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PMID:  21953368     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We present a case of sonographically detected transient gas in the portal vein in a 4.5-month-old infant who had a history of two consecutive jejunectomies due to jejunal stenoses and was admitted to our hospital with clinical and laboratory findings consistent with a subacute small bowel obstruction and dehydration. Sonography excluded other pathologies and the patient was treated conservatively with success. The presence of gas in the portal vein could be a sign of an underlying mechanical obstacle, as another episode of small bowel obstruction 1 month later required surgical treatment of adhesive intestinal obstruction. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound 2011.
Ioanna Tritou; Stylianos Megremis; Evangelia Stefanaki; Michalis Goumenakis; Evangelia Sfakianaki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-0096     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-9-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401663     Medline TA:  J Clin Ultrasound     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
1st Department of Radiology, Venizelio General Hospital, Knossos Avenue, 71409 Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
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