Congenital absence of the portal vein.

@article{Nakasaki1989CongenitalAO,
  title={Congenital absence of the portal vein.},
  author={Hisao Nakasaki and Yuh Tanaka and Masayasu Ohta and Takashi Kanemoto and Tetsuo Mitomi and Y Iwata and Akira Ozawa},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1989},
  volume={210 2},
  pages={
          190-3
        }
}
A 14-year-old girl presented at the hospital after discovering an abdominal tumor. CT scan and ultrasonography indicated a hepatic tumor and also revealed the absence of the portal vein. The patient was admitted to excise the hepatic tumor. It was found that the venous blood from the small intestines flowed into the left renal vein and then emptied directly into the inferior vena cava. A tumor extending from the right lobe through the middle portion of the liver was excised. The postoperative… CONTINUE READING

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