Sonographic anatomy of the caudate lobe veins

D. R. Fanney, M. Castillo, Victor Casillas, B. Montalvo

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Because of their small size, the caudate lobe veins (CLV) are not routinely imaged with ultrasonography. We recently examined 4 patients with elevated central venous pressure in whom the CLV were easily identifiable. To our knowledge this is the first report of sonographic visualization of these veins. We suggest that visualization of the CLV may not be as rare as previously presumed, and based on our experience, we will propose a nomenclature system for these veins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-30
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 18 1990



  • caudate lobe veins
  • hepatic veins
  • jugular veins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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