Hepatic portal venous gas following colonoscopy in a patient with crohn's disease

Masaki Ujihara, Takafumi Ando, Kazuhiro Ishiguro, Osamu Maeda, Osamu Watanabe, Yutaka Hirayama, Keiko Maeda, Kazuhiro Morise, Masanobu Matsushita, Kohei Funasaka, Masanao Nakamura, Ryoji Miyahara, Naoki Ohmiya, Hidemi Goto

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Hepatic portal venous gas is a rare condition that occurs when intraluminal gas or gas produced by intestinal bacteria enters the portal venous circulation. It has recently been recognized as a rare complication of colon procedures by endoscopy or barium enema. Given the frequency of these procedures in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, hepatic portal venous gas may occur more frequently in these patients than previously reported. Here, we report a woman with Crohn's disease who developed hepatic portal venous gas following colonoscopy who was treated with conservative therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-278
Number of pages6
JournalNagoya journal of medical science
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 04-09-2013
Externally publishedYes


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  • Medicine(all)

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Ujihara, M., Ando, T., Ishiguro, K., Maeda, O., Watanabe, O., Hirayama, Y., Maeda, K., Morise, K., Matsushita, M., Funasaka, K., Nakamura, M., Miyahara, R., Ohmiya, N., & Goto, H. (2013). Hepatic portal venous gas following colonoscopy in a patient with crohn's disease. Nagoya journal of medical science, 75(3-4), 273-278.