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A changing understanding in the presentation of patients with hepatoportal venous gas: a case report.
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PMID:  20566029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Often believed to be a poor prognostic sign, hepatoportal venous gas (HPVG) has been associated with massive intra-abdominal sepsis. It is more frequently detected as computed tomography imaging techniques improve. A patient presenting with radiological evidence of HPVG is discussed and the literature reviewed. This study aims to highlight the increasing understanding that HPVG may sometimes follow a more indolent course than previously believed. Patient assessment is the key in selecting those who need urgent laparotomy.
Jonathan Evans; Chris Craig
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-06-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England     Volume:  92     ISSN:  1478-7083     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann R Coll Surg Engl     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-07     Completed Date:  2010-10-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506860     Medline TA:  Ann R Coll Surg Engl     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  W9-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Colorectal Surgery, Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Diverticulitis, Colonic / complications
Embolism, Air / etiology,  radiography*
Gases / analysis*
Middle Aged
Portal Vein / radiography*
Sepsis / etiology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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