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Intrahepatic arterioportal shunting and anomalous venous drainage: understanding the CT features in the liver.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15197479     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The increased use of high-contrast volume, arterial-phase studies of the liver has demonstrated the frequent occurrence of arterioportal shunts within both the cirrhotic and non-cirrhotic liver. This article sets out to explain the underlying microcirculatory mechanisms behind these commonly encountered altered perfusion states. Similarly, well-recognised portal perfusion defects occur around the perifalciform and perihilar liver and are largely caused by anomalous venous drainage via the paraumbilical and parabiliary venous systems. The underlying anatomy will be discussed and illustrated. These vascular anomalies are all caused by or result in diminished portal perfusion and are often manifest in the setting of portal venous thrombosis. The evolving concept of zonal re-perfusion following portal vein thrombosis will be discussed.
David J Breen; Elizabeth E Rutherford; Brian Stedman; Catherine Lee-Elliott; C Nigel Hacking
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2004-06-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  European radiology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0938-7994     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Radiol     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-15     Completed Date:  2005-05-13     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114774     Medline TA:  Eur Radiol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2249-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Tremona Road, Southampton SO16 6YD, Hampshire, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Hepatic Artery / physiopathology,  radiography*
Liver / blood supply*,  radiography*
Liver Circulation
Liver Diseases / physiopathology,  radiography*
Microcirculation / physiopathology,  radiography
Portal Vein / physiopathology,  radiography*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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