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Keywords:

  • congenital portal vein variant;
  • focal nodular hyperplasia;
  • gastrointestinal imaging;
  • hepatobiliary imaging;
  • MRI

Summary

Congenital extrahepatic portocaval shunt is a rare condition that is described mostly in female patients. We report an unusual case of a young adult male patient with type 1 congenital extrahepatic portocaval shunt with associated development of a focal nodular hyperplasia on a background of regenerative nodules. With multi-slice CT utilisation, there is increased detection of portocaval malformation in asymptomatic patients. This congenital variant is clinically significant with associated development of hepatocellular lesions, hepatic dysfunction and/or encephalopathy.