Intrahepatic portosystemic venous shunt

Case contributed by Dr Matthew Lukies


Presented with vague abdominal pain, but was pain free by the time of the follow up CT study.

Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Male

Tortuous and dilated vessel at the superior aspect of the right hepatic lobe, appearing to communicate with both the right portal vein and hepatic vein.

Case Discussion

The patient in this case had no evidence of cirrhosis, or history of biopsy / surgery in the right lobe of liver, indicating that the intrahepatic portosystemic venous shunt is most likely congenital.

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Case information

rID: 55698
Published: 21st Sep 2017
Last edited: 24th Sep 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Alfred Hospital

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