Pseudovein sign (bowel)

Dr Dan J Bell and Dr Donna D'Souza et al.

The pseudovein sign can occur with active gastrointestinal bleeding where contrast extravasation during angiography may have a curvilinear appearance as it pools in the gastric rugae or mucosal folds of bowel, mimicking the appearance of a vein. However, contrast in the “pseudovein” persists beyond the venous phase of the injection.

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rID: 1932
Section: Signs
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