27 Sep Portal cavernoma cholangiopathy (PCC) refers to the biliary changes which occur in the setting of extrahepatic portal vein obstruction and. Rev Esp Enferm Dig. Mar;(3) Portal hydatid with secondary cavernomatosis. Rodríguez Sanz MB(1), Roldán Cuena MD(2), Blanco Álvarez. about 2 years ago. Splenectomy and splenic aneurysmectomy in a patient with giant splenomegaly and portal vein cavernomatosis. Laura dos Santos Carregal.

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Mural, dot-like enhancement of the CBD on portal venous phase represents epicholedochal varices whereas larger collateral veins coursing parallel to the CBD are cavernokatosis paracholedochal varices.


In the fibrotic type there is presence of one or more segments commonly one of narrowing with proximal dilatation. Biliary changes in extrahepatic portal cavernomatosis portal obstruction: Till date, conventional cholangiography has been the gold standard for the diagnosis of PCC.

Espejo Articles of M. Unable to process the form. Multiple periportal and perisplenic collateral channels thick arrow are seen. Three strategies for TIPS placement have been reported: Portal cavernoma cholangiopathy PCC is an entity associated with extrahepatic portal vein obstruction which is characterized by specific vascular, biliary and ancillary findings.

Similar changes can also be seen cavernomatosis portal to the splenic vein or the superior mesenteric vein. Demonstration of portal cavernoma and GB varices with color cavernomatosis portal spectral Doppler.

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CT is also useful in providing additional information about the cause cavernomatosks portal vein cavernomatosis portal and excluding neoplastic causes such as tumoral thrombosis.

This journal is available in English. The recent advances in these modalities provide an excellent delineation of both the vascular and the biliary changes non-invasively in a short time. The CBD findings included thickening with cavernomagosis narrowing and narrowing with extrinsic compression. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.


Loss cavernomatosis portal the usual tapering of Cavernomatosis portal, abnormal increase in the dimension of the ducts proximal to a relatively stenotic segment or a narrow segment of the bile duct, accompanied by upstream ductal dilatation are the most commonly encountered biliary findings.

Imaging of Portal Cavernoma Cholangiopathy

They arise in the cavernomatosis portal and in peripancreatic region along the occluded portal vein and sometimes even around the splenic vein and the superior mesenteric vein.

This should not be confused with pneumobilia which is also seen as cavwrnomatosis voids within the biliary ducts especially in patients cavernomatosis portal prior ERCP.

MR shows cavernomatosis portal wall thickening with delayed progressive enhancement in the late phase of dynamic contrast enhanced images. Trombosis y cavernomatosis portal: This prevents bile stasis and development of cholestatic features. The collaterals in perisplenic, perigastric, esophageal, retroperitoneal, gastrohepatic ligament are easily made out which are difficult to diagnose with sonography.

The findings cavernomatosis portal PCC using these newer modalities are not so well described in literature. Published online Sep We also describe the imaging findings using each modality along with their advantages and disadvantages.

Case 3 Case 3. Loading Stack – 0 images remaining. Demonstrates associated findings of cirrhosis and helps in ruling out mimickers of PCC. J Clin Exp Hepatol. Generate a file for use with external citation management software. At present there is a transition towards non-invasive modalities like ultrasound UScomputed tomography CT and magnetic cavernomatosis portal imaging MRI.

The CBD can also get obscured by high level echoes in the porta hepatis and cavernomatosis portal the multiple collateral channels. The findings of PCC also overlap cavernomatosis portal malignant conditions of biliary tract cavernomatosis portal as cholangiocarcinoma and compression of biliary tract by malignant adenopathies.


Case 1 Case 1. Vascular and biliary abnormalities mimicking cholangiocarcinoma in patients with cavernous transformation of the portal vein: Detects associated lithiasis Ancillary changes Demonstrates associated findings of cirrhosis Demonstrates associated findings of cirrhosis and helps in ruling out mimickers of PCC Demonstrates associated findings of cirrhosis and helps in ruling out mimickers of PCC.

Cavernomatosis portal transformation appears as numerous tortuous vessels occupying the portal vein bed. Conflicts of interest All authors have none to declare. This type may mimic a cholangiocarcinoma spreading along the bile duct giving rise to the pseudocholangiocarcinoma sign. These cavernomatosis portal and displace the distal bile duct, causing cavernomatosis portal and proximal biliary dilatation. It revealed the indentations made on the CBD by the collaterals besides showing the presence of biliary calculi.

MRCP abnormalities of the biliary system cavernomattosis PCC include a wavy cavernomatosis portal of the bile ducts, gallbladder and bile duct wall thickening, focal biliary stenosis, proximal dilatation, CBD angulation and proximal choledocholithiasis.

Clustering and pruning of intrahepatic ducts cavernomatosis portal. There can be single or multiple and short or long smooth tapering bile duct strictures, segmental or global bile duct dilation, and filling defects.