Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Abdominal Imaging - Pictorial Essay

Cross-sectional imaging of congenital and acquired abnormalities of the portal venous system


Abdominal Imaging and Intervention, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Diagn Interv Radiol 2016; 22: 501-507
DOI: 10.5152/dir.2016.16012
Read: 450 Downloads: 135 Published: 03 September 2019


Knowing the normal anatomy, variations, congenital and acquired pathologies of the portal venous system are important, especially when planning liver surgery and percutaneous interventional procedures. The portal venous system pathologies can be congenital such as agenesis of portal vein (PV) or can be involved by other hepatic disorders such as cirrhosis and  malignancies. In this article, we present normal anatomy, variations, and acquired pathologies involving the portal venous system as seen on computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

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