Necrotising enterocolitis with portal venous gas

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Congenital heart disease. Long-term NICU admission. Abdominal distension.

Patient Data

Age: 70 days
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

There is diffuse pneumatosis intestinalis with bowel dilatation and portal venous gas. Numerous lines and tubes project over the abdomen. 

Case Discussion

Portal venous gas in necrotising enterocolitis is not the fulminant sign as seen in adults. 

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Case Information

rID: 41718
Case created: 16th Dec 2015
Last edited: 12th Jan 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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