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Folia Morphol (Warsz). 2019 Jul 8. doi: 10.5603/FM.a2019.0063. [Epub ahead of print]

A rare cause of congenital portosystemic shunt: type 2 abernethy malformation.

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1
Erzincan Binali Yildirim University. taydasonur@gmail.com.
2
Mus State Hospital.
3
Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey.

Abstract

The Abernethy malformation is characterized by congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunts and is divided into two groups according to the type of anastomosis. In type 1, all portal venous blood is discharged into the inferior vena cava and there is no intrahepatic portal vein. In type 2, the portal vein is partially discharged to the inferior vena cava via side-by-side anastomoses. Imaging has an important role in the diagnosis and follow-up of this malformation. Magnetic resonance imaging should be preferred to demonstrate both vessel anatomy and associated anomalies. The aim of this study was to present a 17-year old male patient and to discuss the imaging findings of Abernethy malformation.

KEYWORDS:

Abernethy malformation; magnetic resonance imaging; radiology

PMID:
31282554
DOI:
10.5603/FM.a2019.0063
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