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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42-43  

Pneumatosis intestinalis and mesenteric venous gas - A manifestation of bacterascites in a patient with cirrhosis

RK Yellapu1, H Rajekar2, JD Martin2, TD Schiano3 
1 Department of Medicine, Division of Liver Diseases, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY, USA
2 Recanati-Miller Transplantation Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY, USA
3 Department of Medicine, Division of Liver Diseases, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY; Recanati-Miller Transplantation Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY, USA

Correspondence Address:
R K Yellapu
Department of Medicine, Division of Liver Diseases, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
USA

We herein report a patient with decompensated cirrhosis secondary to autoimmune hepatitis, who presented with pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) and portal venous gas. Mesenteric ischemia has been recognized as a common and life-threatening cause of PI which portends a grave prognosis. The patient was found to have bacterascites and recovered after appropriate antibiotic therapy. Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis/bacterascites with gas-forming organisms manifesting as PI has not been previously reported.


How to cite this article:
Yellapu R K, Rajekar H, Martin J D, Schiano T D. Pneumatosis intestinalis and mesenteric venous gas - A manifestation of bacterascites in a patient with cirrhosis.J Postgrad Med 2011;57:42-43


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Yellapu R K, Rajekar H, Martin J D, Schiano T D. Pneumatosis intestinalis and mesenteric venous gas - A manifestation of bacterascites in a patient with cirrhosis. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2011 [cited 2022 Dec 2 ];57:42-43
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