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Air in the portal space: where does it come from?
  1. Ramón Elizondo-Romo1,
  2. Jorge Adrián Nuñez-Zuno1,
  3. Iván Josué Jiménez-González1,
  4. Emiliano Montiel-Nuñez1,
  5. José Víctor Jiménez1,
  6. Diego Luis Carrillo-Pérez2,3
  1. 1Department of Internal Medicine, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Mexico City, Mexico
  2. 2Department of Medicine, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Mexico City, Mexico
  3. 3Escuela de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
  1. Correspondence to Dr Diego Luis Carrillo-Pérez, Department of Medicine, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Mexico City 14080, Mexico; djiego51{at}gmail.com

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A 34-year-old woman with a history of anorexia nervosa and severe malnutrition (body mass index of 6, weight of 31.7 lbs) was hospitalised for multidisciplinary management. Three weeks after progressive enteral nutrition via nasogastric tube, the patient developed acute intense abdominal pain. CT angiography revealed gastric pneumatosis with submucosal thickening associated with significant intrahepatic portal venous gas, and no evidence of mesenteric ischaemia (figure 1). Endoscopic evaluation showed areas of patchy mucosal …

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