Absent portal vein bifurcation

Case contributed by Dr Igor Yarmola


Absence of left portal vein at ultrasound screening

Patient Data

Age: 4 months
Gender: Female

Absent portal vein bifurcation and single intrahepatic portal venous (IHPV) arch running from right to left lobe of the liver.

Case Discussion

Absence of bifurcation of the portal vein is an extremely rare anomaly. Portal vein branching anomalies occur due to aberration of normal anastomotic patterns and involution of vitelline veins during the development of portal vein. There is no clinical significance.

This case is presented together with my colleagues Reshetarov I. and Barskiy V.

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Case information

rID: 73507
Published: 13th Jan 2020
Last edited: 1st Jul 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded
Institution: I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University

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