Medline ® Abstract for Reference 38
of 'Rare complications of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)'
Hepatic portal vein gas following endoscopic retrograde cholangiography with sphincterotomy. Case report.
Blind PJ, Oberg L, Hedberg B
Eur J Surg. 1991;157(4):299.
In a 60-year-old woman, endoscopic retrograde choledochography with sphincterotomy was followed by appearance of gas in the portal venous system. Venous bleeding was seen immediately after completion of sphincterotomy. The patient recovered well. Even in the absence of duodenal perforation, sphincterotomy may be complicated by hepatic portal venous gas.
Department of Surgery, University of Umeå, Sweden.