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DOI: https://doi.org/10.3393/ac.2018.03.23.1    [Epub ahead of print]
Published online January 25, 2019.
Successful Conservative Management of Hepatic Portal Venous Gas due to Anastomosis Leakage After a Sigmoidectomy
Injae Hong, Seong Woo Hong  , Yeo Gu Chang, Byungmo Lee, Woo Yong Lee, Haeng Jin Ohe, Young Ki Kim
Department of Surgery, Inje University Seoul Paik Hospital, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence:  Seong Woo Hong, Tel: +82-2-2270-0021, Fax: +82-2-2270-0247, 
Email: hongsw@paik.ac.kr
Received: 30 October 2017   • Accepted: 23 March 2018
Abstract
In past decades, hepatic portal venous gas (HPVG) has rarely been reported, and the mortality rate has been very high. In most cases, surgical intervention was needed. Presently, abdominal computed tomography can be conveniently used to diagnose HPVG, which has various underlying causes and benign courses. We present the case of a patient with HPVG due to anastomosis leakage after a sigmoidectomy for diverticulitis; the patient was cured with conservative management.
Key Words: Hepatic portal venous gas, Sigmoid, Diverticulitis
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