Journal of Liver: Disease & TransplantationISSN: 2325-9612

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Case Report, J Liver Disease Transplant Vol: 6 Issue: 2

A Rare Case of Asymptomatic Hepatic Portal Venous Gas Caused by Gastroenteritis

Muhammad Tahir1, Dianne R Lochocki2 and Jose Raul Estrada3

1Department of Internal Medicine, University at Buffalo, NY, USA

2Internal Medicine, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, USA

3Department of Gastroenterology, University at Buffalo, USA

*Corresponding Author : Muhammad Tahir
Department of Internal Medicine, University at Buffalo, NY, USA
E-mail: [email protected]

Received: August 28, 2017 Accepted: September 11,2017 Published: September 18,2017

Citation: Tahir M, Lochocki DR, Estrada JR (2017) A Rare Case of Asymptomatic Hepatic Portal Venous Gas Caused By Gastroenteritis. J Liver Disease Transplant 6:2 doi: 10.4172/2325-9612.1000154


Hepatic portal venous gas (HPVG) is usually caused by air entry into the portal venous tributaries from the bowel lumen or due to the presence of gas-forming bacteria in portal system. In the past many years, the appearance of gas in the portal venous system was considered as a life threatening but more recently is of less concern
as it is also present in both iatrogenic and benign conditions. Regardless of the cause, it is imperative to rule out the life threatening etiologies. Here we describe a case of an asymptomatic patient with HPVG who presented with unusual pathology

Keywords: Portal vein gas; Necrosis; Gastroenteritis

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