Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy

, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 426–428 | Cite as

Pericardiacophrenic shunt: imaging finding of rare splenosystemic collateral. Case report

  • Ramazan Kutlu
  • Alpay Alkan
  • Ahmet Sigirci
Anatomic Variations


Portosystemic collaterals are the natural consequence of portal hypertension. These collaterals can occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract. Apart from the usual sites, they can develop in some unusual and rare locations. In this report, imaging findings of an unusual venous collateral pathway between spleen and left subclavian vein in a 30-year-old female patient with cirrhosis and portal hypertension are presented.


Pericardiacophrenic vein Portal hypertension Shunt 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyInonu University School of Medicine, Turgut Ozal Medical CenterMalatyaTurkey

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