Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Summary | Open Access

Hepatic Portal Venous Gas: A Rare Dismal Condition

William Nehme and Elie Chouillard*

Department of General & Minimally Invasive Surgery, Paris Poissy Medical Center, France

*Correspondance to: Elie Chouillard 

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The presence of gas in the biliary tract is commonly secondary to a serious disorder, including mainly profound visceral infection or intestinal necrosis. Hepatic Portal Venous Gas (HPVG) is even rarer and has been historically associated with dismal outcome. In this brief report, we evoke this entity emphasizing its etiology, the role of Computerized Tomography (CT) in establishing the diagnosis, and treatment orientations.


Portal; Gas; Sepsis; Surgery


Nehme W, Chouillard E. Hepatic Portal Venous Gas: A Rare Dismal Condition. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2019; 4: 1602. ISSN: 2474-1655.

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