Cavernous transformation of the right portal vein branch

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Patient with known thrombosis of the right intrahepatic portal vein branch, referred for MRI of the liver to rule out hepatocellular carcinoma.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female

The right portal vein branch is filled by an organised thrombus with only minimal re-canalisation and surrounded by multiple small tortuous vessels (Fig. 1).  On MRA (Fig. 2), the right portal branch is not visualised.

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Case information

rID: 13778
Case created: 15th May 2011
Last edited: 14th Aug 2016
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