Portal hypertension with caput medusae

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou

Presentation

Known patient with liver cirrhosis underwent radiofrequency ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma and now for follow up

Patient Data

Age: 50 years old
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

Dilated main portal vein and its branches with recanalization of umbilical vein. Multiple tortous veins are seen radiating from the umbilicus representing portosystemic collaterals and was described as caput medusae sign.

Modality: Photo

caput medusae sign

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Case Information

rID: 22864
Case created: 29th Apr 2013
Last edited: 21st Feb 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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