Spontaneous portosystemic shunting is a compensation mechanism that is supposed to relieve the portal circulation from high pressures. Here we report an unusual shunt that originates from a patent paraumbilical vein and reaches the femoral vein via the inferior epigastric vein. Despite being merely anecdotal, this finding is fascinating from an anatomical point of view.

Spontaneous porto-femoral shunting in long-standing portal hypertension

Giuffrè
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Martingano P.;Croce L. S.
2020-01-01

Abstract

Spontaneous portosystemic shunting is a compensation mechanism that is supposed to relieve the portal circulation from high pressures. Here we report an unusual shunt that originates from a patent paraumbilical vein and reaches the femoral vein via the inferior epigastric vein. Despite being merely anecdotal, this finding is fascinating from an anatomical point of view.
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