HEPATIC PORTAL VENOUS GAS

  • Nacko Stavreski PHO Health Center, Vevcani, North Macedonia
  • Shener Klinche Radiology Institute, Clinical Center Mother Theresa, Skopje, North Macedonia
  • Elizabeta Stojovska Jovanovska Radiology Institute, Clinical Center Mother Theresa, Skopje, Faculty of Medicine, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, North Macedonia
  • Smiljana Bundovska Kocev Radiology Institute, Clinical Center Mother Theresa, Skopje, Faculty of Medicine, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, North Macedonia

Abstract

Hepatic portal venous gas (HPVG), an ominous radiologic sign, in most of the cases is associated with a severe abdominal disease that requires an urgent surgical intervention. In the medical literature, HPVG has been commonly associated with severe or lethal conditions. The diagnosis of HPVG is usually made by plain abdominal radiography, ultrasonography, color Dopler flow imaging or computed tomography (CT) scan. The increased use of CT scan in the inpatient setting allows early and highly sensitive detection and also recognition of an increasing number of benign and non-life threating causes of HPVG. The prognosis is related to the pathology itself and is not influenced by the presence of HPVG.


Key words: hepatic portal vein gas; bowel ischemia/necrosis; pneumatosis intestinalis; abdominal computed tomography scan; acute abdomen.


https://doi.org/10.55302/JMS2361127s

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Published
2023-05-10
How to Cite
STAVRESKI, Nacko et al. HEPATIC PORTAL VENOUS GAS. Journal of Morphological Sciences, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 1, p. 127-131, may 2023. ISSN 2545-4706. Available at: <https://jms.mk/jms/article/view/vol6no1-17>. Date accessed: 27 feb. 2024.
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