Portosystemic communications studied by transhepatic portography

D. Nunez, E. Russell, J. Yrizarry, R. Pereiras, M. Viamonte

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The experience of collecting 120 transhepatic portograms, performed in patients with different degrees of portal hypertension, affords the opportunity for discussing the anatomical and hemodynamic features of portosystemic communications. Multiple pathways of decompression were found. The coronary-gastroesophageal collateral formed pathways in 108 cases, other major collaterals in 41, and minor collaterals in 2. This multiplicity of communications suggests that no one vessel is indispensable as a collateral pathway.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-79
Number of pages5
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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