Cavernous transformation of the portal vein

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


A known case of advanced cirrhosis.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male

The portal vein is thrombosed and with the portal vein bed containing a cluster of serpiginous vessels extending into the liver. Liver cirrhosis, splenomegaly and ascites.

Case Discussion

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

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Case information

rID: 22167
Published: 16th Mar 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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