Anomaly of the portal vein with an anomalous hepatic vein - The first casereport

Citation
K. Hiramatsu et al., Anomaly of the portal vein with an anomalous hepatic vein - The first casereport, HEP-GASTRO, 48(40), 2001, pp. 1142-1144
Citations number
10
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Gastroenerology and Hepatology","da verificare
Journal title
HEPATO-GASTROENTEROLOGY
ISSN journal
0172-6390 → ACNP
Volume
48
Issue
40
Year of publication
2001
Pages
1142 - 1144
Database
ISI
SICI code
0172-6390(200107/08)48:40<1142:AOTPVW>2.0.ZU;2-W
Abstract
An anomaly of the portal vein associated with an anomalous hepatic vein is described as the first reported case. A 44-year-old woman was incidentally found to have a huge hemangioma by ultrasonography. Computed tomography rev ealed an anomalous portal system with a normally located gallbladder and ro und ligament. Arterial portography revealed anomalous branching of the port al vein, with absence of the left umbilical portion, the curved right porta l branch mimicked the right-sided umbilical portion. Hepatic venography dem onstrated patent umbilical veins communicating with the left hepatic vein. Intraoperatively the hepatic vein branch was found on the surface of the ri ght hepatic lobe and the common bile duct was dorsal to the hepatic artery. A limited excision of the involved liver was performed safely with the hel p of the preoperative definition of the abnormal liver anatomy.