Hepatic portal venous gas: findings on ultrasound and ct

Hepatic portal venous gas: findings on ultrasound and ct. kristin berona, md ... gas in the portal veins of the liver in infants;.
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Volume XV, NO . 7 : November 2014 893 Western Journal of Emergency MedicineI mages In emergency medIcIneHepatic Portal Venous Gas: Findings on Ultrasound and CTKristin Berona, MDKevin Hardiman, DOThomas Mailhot, MDSupervising Section Editor: Sean O. Henderson, MDSubmission history: Submitted July 23, 2014; Revision received September 2, 2014; Accepted September 23, 2014Electronically published October 28, 2014Full text available through open access at http://escholarship.org/uc/uciem_westjemDOI: 10.5811/westjem.2014.9.23276[West J Emerg Med. 2014;15(7):893-894.]A 76-year-old female with a history of Parkinson’s,dementia, and hypertension presented to the emergencydepartment with non-bilious, non-bloody vomiting andabdominal pain for 2 days. Her exam was significant forborderline hypotension without tachycardia, abdominaldistension and a palpable ventral hernia. An emergencyphysician performed ultrasound showed free intraperitonealair and gas in the liver (Video). A computed tomographys...