Aneurysm of the portal venous system

Case contributed by Dr Umut Delibas


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

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Female

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
Published: 29th Apr 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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