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J Korean Surg Soc. 2013 Oct;85(4):195-7. doi: 10.4174/jkss.2013.85.4.195. Epub 2013 Sep 30.

Preduodenal portal vein: a 3-case series demonstrating varied presentations in infants.

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Department of Pediatric Surgery, Pusan National University Children's Hospital, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Yangsan, Korea.


Preduodenal portal vein, a rare anomaly, could be found in any age groups. In pediatrics it may present with a duodenal obstruction by itself or other coexisting anomalies; however it usually present with an asymptomatic or incidental findings during other surgery in adults. This anomaly has a clinical importance due to the possibility of accidental damage to portal vein. In addition to describing a series of 3 cases with different manifestation in infants, discuss about this anomaly with a review of relevant literature.


Infant; Preduodenal portal vein

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