Portograma aéreo y neumatosis intestinal como hallazgos incidentales en postoperatorio de cirugía abdominal

Translated title of the contribution: Hepatic portal venous gas and pneumatosis intestinalis as incidental findings in post-surgical abdominal surgery

Laura Morales C., Jorge Carrillo B., Juan Sebastián Ojeda G., Germán Torres A.

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Abstract

Hepatic portal venous gas (HPVG) is defined as the presence of air in the portal venous system. Pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) is defined as the presence of air within the bowel wall, regardless of its cause or location. Its main etiology is the intestinal ischemia and are generally considered predictors of intestinal perforation and wrong prognosis. A small group of patients with HPVG and PI may have a different clinical course, without complications and clinical manifestations. We report the case of a patient with immediate surgical history of total gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y reconstruction, which showed in computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen HPVG and PI, without associated clinically significant changes.

Translated title of the contributionHepatic portal venous gas and pneumatosis intestinalis as incidental findings in post-surgical abdominal surgery
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)40-43
Number of pages4
JournalRevista Chilena de Radiologia
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2018

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