Cavernous transformation of the portal vein

Case contributed by Dr Maxime St-Amant


Follow-up. Known portal thrombosis.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

In this patient with chronic portal vein thrombosis, there are many serpiginous vascular structures replacing the portal vein (cavernous transformation of the portal vein). The liver is heterogeneous and a few liver hypodensities are also seen. The hepatic veins are permeable. 

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Case information

rID: 20364
Published: 15th Nov 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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