Portal venous gas

Case contributed by Hugo Neves (RT)

Presentation

Abdominal pain and abdominal distention. Was suspected of an intestinal obstruction. The patient was scanned 2 hours after arriving to ER.

Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Male
CT

Aeroportia with gas in hepatic segments, portal vein and SMV.

Case Discussion

This findings were consistent with mesenteric ischemia. The man was taken to the operating theater,  however he died after 6 hours.

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Case information

rID: 19680
Case created: 3rd Oct 2012
Last edited: 30th Sep 2015
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