Spontaneous intermittent reversal of blood flow in intrahepatic portal vein branches in cirrhosis of the liver

J. Hoevels, A. Lunderquist, Ulf Tylen

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The intrahepatic portal venous flow in cirrhosis of the liver was evaluated by percutaneous transhepatic portography and hepatic arteriography. Spontaneous reversal of flow in segmental portal vein branches was documented. Changes in hepatic arterial inflow and portal venous pressure may result in intermittent changes in the direction of flow in segmental portal venous branches within the cirrhotic liver. Segmental reversal of blood flow seems to be the precursor of total hepatofugal portal flow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-273
Number of pages7
JournalCardioVascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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