Aneurysm of the portal venous system

Case contributed by Dr Umut Delibas

Presentation

RUQ pain, fever, Murphy's sign positive. Incidental finding on US for CT follow-up.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

CT scan showed a 2 x 3 cm aneurysmal dilatation of the lenf portal vein

Case Discussion

Aneurysms of the portal vein are extremely rare and represent only 3% of all aneurysms of the venous system. Both congenital and acquired causes have been proposed. Portal hypertension could be contributory but is not essential to the development of portal venous system aneurysms.

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Case Information

rID: 22862
Case created: 29th Apr 2013
Last edited: 5th Sep 2015
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