Transhepatic portal venography in potential pediatric liver transplant recipients

N. K. Rollins, W. S. Andrews, R. E. Barton

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Noninvasive imaging of portomesenteric venous anatomy in prospectie pediatric liver transplant recipients may be limited by the small size of the vessels. A simple technique of percutaneous transhepatic portal venography was developed that involves the use of a 22-gauge needle and hand injection of contrast material. The technique was used in six infants (aged 4-15 months) with portal hypertension and end-stage liver disease due to biliary atresia. The portal vein was diagnostically opacified in four of the six patients. There were no complications related to the procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)262-263
Number of pages2
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes


  • liver, transplantation
  • portal vein, anatomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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