Thrombosed portal vein aneurysm

A. M. De Gaetano, M. C. Andrisani, B. Gui, G. Maresca, R. Ionta, L. Bonomo

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We describe two cases of thrombosed extrahepatic portal vein aneurysms diagnosed by sonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. Portal vein aneurysm is a rare clinical entity that has been described as a focal dilatation that can affect intra- and extrahepatic portal branches. Although usually asymptomatic, thrombosis can lead to portal hypertension. Clinical and imaging characteristics are discussed, in addition to a review of the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)545-548
Number of pages4
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006


  • Aneurysm
  • Computed tomography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Portal vein
  • Thrombosis
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Urology
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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