Hepatic Portal Venous Gas: A Benign Finding in a Patient with Ulcerative Colitis

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Hepatic portal vein gas (HPVG) usually occurs in conjunction with an abdominal catastrophe such as bowel infarction or necrotizing enterocolitis. We describe this finding after air contrast barium enema in a patient with stable chronic ulcerative colitis who had no symptoms, morbidity, or sequelae, and discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic implications of HPVG.

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