Medline ® Abstract for Reference 40
of 'Rare complications of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)'
Uncomplicated portal venous gas associated with duodenal perforation following ERCP: CT features.
Merine D, Fishman EK
J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1989;13(1):138.
Visualization of portal venous air in adults is usually an ominous sign of impending death. The case reported below demonstrates portal vein gas with a benign course in a patient with a duodenal perforation following endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.
Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD.