Portal venous gas and cardiopulmonary arrest during pneumatic reduction of an ileocolic intussusception

Mark L. Ryan, Jonathan M. Fields, Juan E. Sola, Holly L. Neville

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Abstract

We present the case of an 8-month-old infant with a small bowel obstruction secondary to an ileocolic intussusception without a pathologic lead point. During pneumatic reduction, the patient went into cardiopulmonary arrest, at which point portal venous gas (PVG) was visualized on radiography. Here we present-to our knowledge-the first reported case of PVG secondary to pneumatic reduction of an intussusception along with a review of the literature regarding known complications of pneumatic reduction and the etiologies of PVG.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E5-E8
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011

Keywords

  • Air embolism
  • Intussusception
  • Pneumatic reduction
  • Portal venous gas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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