Cavernous transformation of portal vein

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Known metastatic rectal carcinoma.

Patient Data

Age: 85
Gender: Male

Cavernous transformation of the portal vein is noted (long standing - previous studies not shown, but unaltered). 

No adrenal lesions. Simple renal cysts bilaterally. No obvious large bowel mucosal lesion. Small bowel within normal limits. No significant lymphadenopathy seen. Numerous pulmonary and liver metastases are seen.

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of cavernous transformation of the portal vein in a patient with progressive metastatic rectal carcinoma. 

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Case information

rID: 28097
Case created: 10th Mar 2014
Last edited: 15th Jan 2017
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