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A case simultaneously presenting with a rare portal collateral pathway and left gastric venous anomaly.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9341295     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We had the opportunity to dissect an autopsy case who had developed a rare portal collateral pathway due to increased portal pressure resulting from liver cirrhosis and simultaneous abnormal left gastric venous distribution. The portal collateral pathway consisted of a well-developed communicating branch located between the left renal vein and the left gastric vein. The left gastric vein did not merge into the portal vein, but directly entered the liver after bifurcating near the hepatic hilum. One branch had an anastomosis to the left branch of portal vein in the liver and the other distributed in the hepatic quadrate lobe. We considered this aberrant left gastric vein to be a congenital residue of the embryological left portal vein. The present case is the third Japanese case to have been described minutely in the literature, following the two cases reported by Miyaki et al. (1987). Persistence of the umbilical vein and the absence of the celiac trunk were also observed.
M Ohkubo; A Iimura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Okajimas folia anatomica Japonica     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0030-154X     ISO Abbreviation:  Okajimas Folia Anat Jpn     Publication Date:  1997 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-11-14     Completed Date:  1997-11-14     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401014     Medline TA:  Okajimas Folia Anat Jpn     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  99-107     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anatomy, Tokyo Medical College, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Collateral Circulation*
Liver Cirrhosis / complications,  pathology
Portal Vein / abnormalities*
Renal Veins / abnormalities*
Stomach / blood supply*
Veins / abnormalities*

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