Recanalisation of umbilical vein

Case contributed by Dr Matevz Krzan

Presentation

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

Patient Data

Age: 66
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

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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