Passive hepatic congestion

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Patient with severe heart failure (Grade IV of NYHA).

Patient Data

Age: 76
Gender: Male

CT Abdomen

Cardiomegaly and small amount of pleural effusion (usually we find symmetric pleural effusion). Early enhancement (arterial phase) of dilated IVC and hepatic veins due to contrast reflux from right atrium into IVC. Signs of hepatomegally and ascites. 

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Case information

rID: 24965
Published: 24th Sep 2013
Last edited: 25th Jul 2016
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