Cirrhosis and portal vein thrombosis

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Hepatitis B.

Patient Data

Age: 53
Gender: Male

Abdominal ultrasound

Liver is reduced in size, with jagged edges and diffusely heterogeneous echotexture (granular appearance). Enlarged spleen. The portal vein is bordered with difficulty, with hypoechoic material inside. There is no flow at color and spectral Doppler.

Case Discussion

Cirrhosis is the common endpoint of a wide variety of chronic disease processes which cause hepatocellular necrosis.

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Case information

rID: 17790
Case created: 13th May 2012
Last edited: 6th Sep 2015
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