Cavernous transformation of portal vein

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard

The portal vein cannot be identified, with the portal vein bed containing a cluster of serpiginously enhancing vessels extending into the liver. 

ultrasound

The portal vein cannot be identified, with the portal vein bed containing a cluster of serpiginous vessels extending into the liver. 

Case Discussion

Findings are consistent with cavernous transformation in a patient with previous thrombosis of the portal vein.

Case courtesy of Bob Cook, MD. Western Memorial Regional Hospital Corner Brook, Newfoundland.

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