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Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 335–339 | Cite as

Retroperitoneal varices simulating masses

  • Howard R. Gould
  • Sacha Benjamin
  • Albert J. Alter
  • Andrew B. Crummy
  • David T. Atwell
Article

Abstract

Retroperitoneal varices in portal hypertension may simulate the appearance of neoplastic masses or adenopathy. Contrast-enhanced CT scans clarify the diagnosis of large vascular channels. Three patients with large retroperitoneal varices demonstrated on CT had confirmation by angiography.

Key words

Portal hypertension Retroperitoneal varices CT, retroperitoneum 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Howard R. Gould
    • 1
  • Sacha Benjamin
    • 2
  • Albert J. Alter
    • 1
  • Andrew B. Crummy
    • 1
  • David T. Atwell
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Departments of RadiologySt Vincent's Hospital and Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Departments of RadiologyMethodist HospitalMadisonUSA

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