Preduodenal portal vein with preduodenal common bile duct: an extremely rare anomaly.

@article{Shah2009PreduodenalPV,
  title={Preduodenal portal vein with preduodenal common bile duct: an extremely rare anomaly.},
  author={Omar Javed Shah and Irfan Robbani and Mohammed Sultan Khuroo},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={197 4},
  pages={e43-5}
}
Preduodenal portal vein (PDPV) may occur as an isolated event and result in no symptoms, or it may found at autopsy as an incidental finding; associated preduodenal common bile duct (PDCBD) is an extremely rare event. To the 8 reported cases of PDPV with PDCBD, we add this rare case. Such a discovery is often incidental and of little import; however, it takes on major importance for hepatobiliary surgeons because the accidental damage of PDPV with PDCBD can lead to serious consequences. In… CONTINUE READING