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Colour Doppler imaging of shunts from the left portal branch in portal hypertension. Description of a typical pattern.
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PMID:  9755709     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To describe the typical colour Doppler appearance of a shunt through the parenchyma of the left lobe of the liver in portal hypertension. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ultrasound images of 141 patients with biopsy-verified cirrhosis were reviewed. Special note was taken of the appearance of shunts from the left portal branch. RESULTS: In 28 patients, shunts from the left portal branch were detected ultrasonographically, 10 of which ran through the liver parenchyma on a course separated from the ligamentum teres. Seven of these 10 followed a tortuous course just below the surface of the liver creating a ball or corkscrew-like pattern. CONCLUSION: Shunts from the left portal branch are not uncommon and may represent the only ultrasonographically detectable pathology in these patients. Recognition of the typical pattern will facilitate their detection.
A Nilsson; P A Olofsson; I Lorén; P Nilsson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta radiologica (Stockholm, Sweden : 1987)     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0284-1851     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Radiol     Publication Date:  1998 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-10-21     Completed Date:  1998-10-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706123     Medline TA:  Acta Radiol     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  564-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Malmö University Hospital, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Flow Velocity
Collateral Circulation*
Follow-Up Studies
Hypertension, Portal / etiology,  physiopathology,  ultrasonography*
Liver Cirrhosis / complications,  pathology,  ultrasonography
Portal Vein / pathology,  ultrasonography*
Retrospective Studies
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color*
Umbilical Veins / pathology,  ultrasonography

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