Portal vein thrombosis

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Patient with diffuse colitis. Search for possible neoplasm associated.

Patient Data

Age: 59
Gender: Female
CT

CT Abdomen

CT revealed abnormal liver perfusion associated with heterogeneity of contrasting on portal vein, ill-defined. Associated with ascites and splenomegaly (signs of portal hypertension).

Ultrasound

Ultrasound: immediately following CT

Echogenic material within the dilated portal vein. Diffuse heterogeneity of hepatic parenchyma. Associated with ascites and splenomegaly.

Case Discussion

The portal vein thrombosis is the most common cause of pre-liver portal hypertension.

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Case information

rID: 19796
Case created: 13th Oct 2012
Last edited: 31st Aug 2015
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