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J Clin Imaging Sci. 2012;2:54. doi: 10.4103/2156-7514.100377. Epub 2012 Aug 30.

Portal vein aneurysm presenting with obstructive jaundice.

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Abdominal Imaging, Clinical Radiology, University of California, Irvine, Orange CA, USA.


To the best of our knowledge, a portal vein aneurysm presenting with obstructive jaundice has not been reported in the literature. The preferred treatment for these aneurysms is surgical and a shunting procedure should be considered in cases with portal hypertension to preserve portal vein flow when portal hypertension is present or is secondary to the aneurysm itself. In our case, due to patient's advanced age and co-morbidities, an endoscopic biliary stent was placed which led to successful resolution of symptoms of obstructive jaundice.


Biliary obstruction; obstructive jaundice; portal vein aneurysm

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