Extrahepatic portal vein aneurysm after liver transplantation in a child: Case report

Authors


Beatriz Molinares Arévalo, Department of Radiology, Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe, Calle 78 B No. 69-240, Medellín, Colombia
Tel./Fax: 57-4 445 9000
E-mail: beatrizmolinares@gmail.com

Abstract

Molinares B, Álvarez S, García V, Sepúlveda ME, Yepes NL, Peláez S. Extrahepatic portal vein aneurysm after liver transplantation in a child: Case report.

Abstract:  Portal vein aneurysms are very rare and represent <3% of all venous aneurysms. They can be congenital or acquired. Most patients do not have liver disease at diagnosis. Although uncommon, portal vein aneurysm has been described after liver transplant. We report the case of a six-yr-old girl who presented with an aneurysm of the extrahepatic portal vein after segmental liver transplantation. Because the patient was asymptomatic and owing to its extrahepatic location, this aneurysm has been successfully followed by clinical exam and imaging for four yr.

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