Falciform ligament and ligamentum teres outlined by ascites

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Unwell with loss of weight and abdominal distension. Also has shortness of breath with bilateral pleural effusions.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female
Annotated image

CT abdomen

Fluid outlines the falciform ligament joining the liver to the diaphragm and anterior abdominal wall, attached at its lower end to the round ligament or ligamentum teres (unusually in this case surrounded by fat) containing the umbilical vein.

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Case information

rID: 30739
Published: 31st Aug 2014
Last edited: 18th Jan 2020
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