TITLE

EDITOR'S QUIZ: GI SNAPSHOT: Answer

PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
Gut;Jun2005, Vol. 54 Issue 6, p796
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents answer to a quiz related to the diagnosis a 58 year old male patient presented with a 24 hour history of nausea, vomiting, and right shoulder tip pain with associated rigors. The computed tomography scan showed intrahepatic gas with linear branching at the periphery, suggestive of gas in the portal venous system. In addition, the sigmoid colon appears thick walled and abnormal. This is different from air in the biliary tree where the low attenuation is central due to centripetal flow of bile.
ACCESSION #
17176774

 

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