Multidetector CT findings of right intrahepatic portosystemic venous shunt

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Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate multidetector CT features of right intrahepatic portosystemic venous shunt (IPSVS). Materials and Methods: Pathways of right IPSVS were evaluated from 20 patients. Diameters of right portal veins were measured in IPSVS patients, 30 cirrhotic and 30 healthy patients. Result: Among 22 IPSVSs, shunt between posterior branch and inferior phrenic vein was most common. Diameters of the posterior branch were larger in IPSVS patients than in other groups. Conclusion: Most right IPSVSs drain to inferior phrenic vein through dilated posterior branch.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-431
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume34
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov

Keywords

  • MDCT
  • Portosystemic shunts
  • Right intrahepatic portal venous shunt

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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