Spontaneous rupture and thrombosis of an intrahepatic portal vein aneurysm

Okur N., Inal M., Akgul E., Demircan O.

ABDOMINAL IMAGING, cilt.28, sa.5, ss.675-677, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00261-002-0091-6
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.675-677


Aneurysm of the portal venous system, a localized fusiform or saccular dilatation, is a rare clinical abnormality. Most aneurysms are located in the extrahepatic segment and rarely in intrahepatic branches. Portal vein aneurysms are usually uncomplicated and asymptomatic and detected incidentally during diagnostic work-up. We describe a case of a bleeding intrahepatic portal vein aneurysm studied with ultrasonography, color Doppler, computed tomography, and percutaneous transhepatic portography in a noncirrhotic patient. Although there are 43 published cases of portal vein aneurysm in the English-language literature, neither rupture and spontaneous thrombosis of an intrahepatic portal vein aneurysm nor its nonsurgical conservative treatment has been reported.