Portal biliopathy

Case contributed by Dr Azza Elgendy

Presentation

The patient has history of Crohn disease and history of splenectomy presented for follow up.

Patient Data

Age: 47 year old
Gender: Male
CT

Cavernomatous transformation of the portal vein, with minimal intrahepatic biliary dilatation. 

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Cavernomatous transformation of the portal vein, with minimal intrahepatic biliary dilatation. 

Case Discussion

Portal biliopathy is defined as biliary obstruction with enlarged collateral veins as a consequence to chronic portal vein occlusion.

The smooth appearance of the stenosis has been described as pseudosclerosing cholangitis or pseudocholangiocarcinoma 1.

The concomitant findings of Crohn disease is out of the scope of this description. 

 

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Case information

rID: 34405
Case created: 18th Feb 2015
Last edited: 17th Jan 2017
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