Case Report: A Rare Case Report of Spontaneous Resolution of Hepatic Portal Venous Gas Associated with Cocaine‑Induced Intestinal Ischemia

  • H Patel
  • H Shaaban
  • N Shah
  • W Baddoura
Keywords: Hepatic portal vein, gas, intestinal ischemia.


Hepatic portal venous gas (HPVG) is a rare disease entity. It is an ominous finding, usually, associated with intraabdominal ischemic necrosis. It frequently requires emergent surgical intervention. Herein, we present a case of a patient who complained of intense abdominal pain, with radiographic findings of HPVG as a result of cocaine‑induced vascular insufficiency. After 5 h of nonoperative and conservative management, the HPVG spontaneously resolved. The patient clinically improved and was discharged home in a stable condition. 

Keywords: Hepatic portal vein, gas, intestinal ischemia.


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