Scintigraphic features of cavernous transformation of the portal vein

H. S. Weissmann, S. Sprayregen, L. A. Sugarman, L. M. Freeman

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A case of portal vein obstruction with cavernous transformation is presented in which findings on both Tc-99m-sulfur colloid and HIDA liver scintigrams suggested the diagnosis. These findings included a focal hyperconcentration of colloid on the former and notching of the common bile duct as well as 'draping' of the right hepatic duct on the latter. All of these findings were shown at angiography and surgery to be secondary to extensive venous collateral vessels related to portal vein obstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-201
Number of pages3
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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