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J Pediatr Surg. 1998 Aug;33(8):1309-11.

Pneumatosis intestinalis and portal vein gas after blunt abdominal trauma.

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Mt Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY 10029, USA.

Abstract

The authors report on a 2-year-old boy in whom pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) and portal vein gas (PVG) resulted from blunt abdominal trauma after child abuse. The presumed pathophysiology of PI and PVG is mechanical in this setting. Its presence establishes mucosal injury but does not necessarily imply intestinal necrosis.

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