Persistent ductus venosus

Case contributed by Dr Sigmund Stuppner


Incidental findings of abnormal vascular hepatic malformation in routine ultrasound of the abdomen

Patient Data

Age: 36
Gender: Female

The MRI shows a persistent ductus venosus (arrow) that connects the left portal vein with the middle hepatic vein.

There is also a stenosis of the intrahepatic VCI with intrahepatic adjacent venous collaterals.

Case Discussion

Abnormal vascular connections are occasionally seen at ultrasonography and require further evaluation. Park et al have categorized intrahepatic portosystemic shunts into four morphologic types. A persistent ductus venosus could be considered as a fifth type of portosystemic shunt.

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Case information

rID: 41217
Published: 27th Nov 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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