Apollo Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 311--313

Extrahepatic portal vein obstruction with portal cavernoma transformation in a child


Ravikanth Reddy 
 Department of Radiology, St. John's Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Ravikanth Reddy
Department of Radiology, St. John's Hospital, Bengaluru 560 034, Karnataka
India

Extrahepatic portal vein obstruction (EHPVO) refers to the cavernous transformation of the portal vein (also called “ portal cavernoma”) following acute thrombosis of the portal vein in the absence of recanalization. In adults, EHPVO mainly occurs following thrombosis, while in children it may be related to congenital malformations and/or neonatal umbilical venous catheterization. However, 50% of the cases of EHPVO remain idiopathic. This case report demonstrates the ultrasonography appearances of cavernous transformation of the portal vein in a 3-year-old child.


How to cite this article:
Reddy R. Extrahepatic portal vein obstruction with portal cavernoma transformation in a child.Apollo Med 2021;18:311-313


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Reddy R. Extrahepatic portal vein obstruction with portal cavernoma transformation in a child. Apollo Med [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 May 21 ];18:311-313
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