Recanalisation of umbilical vein

Case contributed by Dr Matevz Krzan


Patient with known liver cirrhosis, complicated by encephalopathy, was examined for surveillance for early diagnosis of HCC.

Patient Data

Age: 66
Gender: Male

Recanalization of umbilical vein

We observed a wide and patent umbilical vein with excellent Doppler signals of persistent flow. This is one of possible collateral pathways to porto-systemic flow due to portal hypertension, also known as Cruveilhier-Baumgarten syndrome.

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Case information

rID: 51848
Case created: 10th Mar 2017
Last edited: 25th Apr 2017
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