Portal pyelophlebitis identified by CT scan in a patient with ischemic bowel.

Title

Portal pyelophlebitis identified by CT scan in a patient with ischemic bowel.

Creator

Ghani A; Kasirajan K; Smith J

Publisher

The American surgeon

Date

1995
1995-12

Description

A 65-year-old male was found to have hepatic portal venous gas (HPVG) by computed tomogram secondary to ischemic bowel. Despite aggressive surgical and antibiotic treatment, the patient died within 12 hours. Portal pyelophlebitis, when identified by air in the portal venous system, is a grave indicator of ischemic bowel with a very high mortality rate, except in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Subject

Humans; Male; Aged; Necrosis; Fatal Outcome; *Portal System; Ischemia/*complications/pathology; Phlebitis/diagnostic imaging/*etiology; X-Ray Computed; *Tomography; Intestine; Embolism; Air/diagnostic imaging/*etiology; Small/*blood supply

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

1039–1040

Issue

12

Volume

61

Citation

Ghani A; Kasirajan K; Smith J, “Portal pyelophlebitis identified by CT scan in a patient with ischemic bowel.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 11, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5420.

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