A newborn with an alternative porto-caval shunt

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Damar C., Alimli A. G., Derinkuyu B. E., Ozcan K. E., Olgac A., Koc A. M.

Polish Journal of Radiology, vol.82, pp.320-321, 2017 (Scopus) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 82
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/pjr.900726
  • Journal Name: Polish Journal of Radiology
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.320-321
  • Keywords: Catheterization, Portal system, Single umbilical artery, Ultrasonography, Doppler, Umbilical veins
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


© Pol J Radiol.Background: Absent ductus venosus (ADV) is a rare condition, but it should be known that this embryonic anomaly may be detected by fetal echocardiographic or newborn ultrasound examinations. Case Report: We present a baby with an ADV and an accompanying alternative porto-caval shunt between the right portal vein and inferior vena cava detected on postnatal ultrasound examination. Conclusions: Variations in the fetal umbilical or porto-systemic circulations should be detected by fetal or newborn ultrasound examinations and kept in mind before common interventions such as UV catheterizations.