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Table 2 Operative method for PI/PVG patients

From: Postoperative pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) and portal venous gas (PVG) may indicate bowel necrosis: a 52-case study

Treatment Total Bowel necrosis Non-bowel necrosis  
  N = 52 N = 17 (32.7) N = 35 (67.3) P value
∙ Surgery 11 (21.2) 10 (58.8) 1 (2.9)  
 Right hemicolectomy ± massive bowel resection 4 4 0  
 Ileus surgery ± partial small bowel resection 2 2 0  
 Hartmann’s operation 1 1 0  
 Intraperitoneal irrigation and drainage 2 2 0  
 Exploratory laparotomy 2 1 1  
∙ Conservative therapy 41 (78.8) 7 (41.2) 33 (97.1)  
 No oral treatment 13 0 13  
 No oral treatment + Antibiotic 17 5 12  
 Decompression via gastric tube 6 2 4  
 Oxygen therapy 3 0 3  
 Other 5 0 5  
 In-hospital deaths 12 (23.1) 10 (58.8) 2 (5.7) <0.0001