Cavernous transformation of the portal vein

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Known cirrhosis, now leg swelling

Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Female

Typical  features of cirrhosis and portal hypertension including small irregular liver, marked splenomegaly, ascites and enlarged mesenteric veins.  Note also the enlarged, thrombosed portal vein with multiple venous collaterals in the porta hepatis indicative of so-called cavernous transformation. 

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Case information

rID: 16739
Published: 16th Feb 2012
Last edited: 21st Sep 2015
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