From the case: Caput medusa

CT
Sagittal C+ portal venous phase
Systems: Hepatobiliary
Section: Signs
Tags: cases
Modality: CT (C+ portal venous phase)

- “ Caput medusa (head of Medusa with multiple serpent-like veins in the umbilicus) reflects portal hypertension with the umbilicus being the end poin...”

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  • Caput medusae sign (portal hypertension) - “ The caput medusae sign is seen in patients with severe portal hypertension. It describes the appearance of distended and engorged paraumbilical ve...”

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