Congenital absence of the portal vein--Case report and a review of literature.

@article{Mistinova2010CongenitalAO,
  title={Congenital absence of the portal vein--Case report and a review of literature.},
  author={Jana Mistinova and Frantisek Valacsai and Ivan Varga},
  journal={Clinical anatomy},
  year={2010},
  volume={23 7},
  pages={750-8}
}
Congenital absence of the portal vein (CAPV) is a rare anomaly in which the intestinal and the splenic venous drainage bypass the liver and drain into systemic veins through various venous shunts. To our knowledge, we have reviewed all 83 cases of CAPV, since first described in 1793. This equates to a rate of almost 2.5 cases per year over the last 30 years. Morgan and Superina (1994, J. Pediatr. Surg. 29:1239-1241) proposed the following classification of portosystemic anomalies; either the… CONTINUE READING
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