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Anatomic Variations of Portal Venous Anatomy: Ultrasonographic Evaluation

  • Faye C. Laing
  • Roy A. Filly

Abstract

Recent developments in ultrasound, notably gray scale, have permitted visualization and recognition of multiple vascular structures within the upper abdomen. Several recent articles have depicted in meticulous detail the vasculature that surrounds the pancreas.1,2 The position of the pancreas can be accurately assessed by identifying these vessels. Additionally, displacement of vasculature adjacent to the pancreas may be a useful indicator of contiguous masses.

Keywords

Portal Vein Porta Hepatis Main Portal Vein Clin Ultrasound Transverse Scan 
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© American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Faye C. Laing
    • 1
  • Roy A. Filly
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of RadiologyUniversity of California School of Medicine and San Francisco General HospitalSan FranciscoUSA

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