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Anatomic Variations of the Right Portal Vein Prevalence Imaging Features and Implications for Successful Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Creation

Senthil S GunasekaranRon C Gaba
Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Date of Submission: 03-Feb-2017, Date of Acceptance: 08-Feb-2017, Date of Web Publication: 28-Mar-2017.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Ron C Gaba

Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, 1740 West Taylor Street, MC 931, Chicago, IL 60612, USA.
E-mail: rgaba@uic.edu

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Ron C Gaba

Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, 1740 West Taylor Street, MC 931, Chicago, IL 60612, USA.
E-mail: rgaba@uic.edu

DOI: 10.4103/jcis.JCIS_10_17 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Given the widespread use of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation for the treatment of portal hypertensive complications, a working knowledge of portal venous anatomy is critical for interventional radiologists. The right portal vein – which is most commonly accessed during TIPS – is subject to various anatomic variants that may potentially impact procedure success. This pictorial essay characterizes the anatomic patterns of the right portal vein branching in terms of type and frequency based on case series review. The work also explains the potential procedural implications of the right portal vein anatomic variations as they pertain to TIPS technical success.
Keywords: Anatomy, Portal vein, Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt, Variation

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