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Case report


Portal vein aneurysm presenting with obstructive jaundice.

Chandana LallSadhna VermaRajesh GulatiPuneet Bhargava
Date of Submission: 22-May-2012, Date of Acceptance: 27-Jun-2012, Date of Web Publication: 30-Aug-2012.
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Puneet Bhargava

Asst. Professor Body Imaging, University of Washington, Editor-in-chief Radiology Case Reports, Radiology Residency Site, Director for VA Puget Sound, Seattle, WA, USA.
E-mail: bhargp@uw.edu

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Puneet Bhargava

Asst. Professor Body Imaging, University of Washington, Editor-in-chief Radiology Case Reports, Radiology Residency Site, Director for VA Puget Sound, Seattle, WA, USA.
E-mail: bhargp@uw.edu

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.100377 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


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.
Keywords: Biliary Obstruction, Obstructive Jaundice, Portal Vein Aneurysm

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