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PURPOSE We attempted to identify the factors associated with the early mortality of patients with nontraumatic colorectal perforation. METHODS Eighty patients who underwent surgery for nontraumatic colorectal perforation between May 1986 and December 1999 were retrospectively reviewed. Age, sex, cause of perforation, duration of symptoms, associated(More)
A case of transient portal venous gas in the liver following blunt abdominal trauma is described. Computed tomography (CT) demonstrated hepatic portal venous gas 4 h after the injury. An exploratory laparotomy revealed segmental necrosis of the small intestine with a rupture of the bladder. Pneumatosis intestinalis was evident on the resected bowel. A(More)
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