Mesenteric vein thrombosis (calcified)

Case contributed by Dr Prat-Matifoll


Usual control of hepatitis C cirrhosis with a previous episode of bleeding esophageal varices. Previous cholecystectomy.

Patient Data

Age: 85 years
Gender: Female

Echogenic image with gross calcifications (casting an acoustic shadow) inside the superior mesenteric vein.

The color Doppler shows flow inside the vein and a twinkling artifact in the thrombosis suggesting calcium deposits in it.

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Case information

rID: 31123
Published: 21st Sep 2014
Last edited: 31st Mar 2016
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