Hepatic-portal venous gas and pneumatosis intestinalis: Two cases with open jejunostomy tubes

Lawrence V. Hofmann, Douglas P. Beall, Bronwyn Jones, Elliot K Fishman, Richard Heitmiller

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Abstract

This paper describes two cases of hepatic-portal venous gas and pneumatosis intestinalis, definitively diagnosed on CT, associated with open placed jejunostomy tubes in patients who appeared clinically ill but had no evidence of bowel ischemia at surgery. The hepatic-portal venous gas and pneumatosis resolved after surgical removal of the jejunostomy tube, decompression of the bowel, and administration of both bowel prokinetic agents and antibiotics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-60
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Radiology
Volume26
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Hofmann, L. V., Beall, D. P., Jones, B., Fishman, E. K., & Heitmiller, R. (1997). Hepatic-portal venous gas and pneumatosis intestinalis: Two cases with open jejunostomy tubes. Applied Radiology, 26(11), 56-60.