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Schatz TP , Nassif MO , Farma JM
Extensive portal venous gas: Unlikely etiology and outcome
J Cancer Epidemiol. 2014 Dec 11;8c :134-136
PMID: 25681812   
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Portal venous gas or hepatic portal venous gas (HPVG) found on imaging portends grave outcomes for patients suffering from ischemic bowel disease or mesenteric ischemia. HPVG is more rarely seen with severe but treatable abdominal infection as well as multiple benign conditions, and therefore must be aggressively evaluated. We report a 70-year old female who developed extensive intra- and extra-hepatic portal venous gas, pneumatosis intestinalis and free air associated with a perforation of the jejunojejunostomy after a gastrectomy for gastric carcinoma.
Journal Article Egypt J Cancer Epidemiol. 2015;2015:269304. doi: 10.1155/2015/269304. Epub 2015 Jan 15. Schatz, Tiffany P Nassif, Mohammed O Farma, Jeffrey M Int J Surg Case Rep. 2014 Dec 11;8C:134-136. doi: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2014.10.058.