Presinusoidal Obstructions

  • Claude L’Herminé
Part of the Series in Radiology book series (SERA, volume 11)


Prehepatic obstructions are the most common form of presinusoidal portal hypertension, usually resulting from portal vein or splenic vein thrombosis. Unlike postsinusoidal obstructions, a normally low pressure portal venous bed is preserved beyond the obstacle, which is responsible for some specific hemodynamic changes.


Portal Vein Portal Vein Thrombosis Superior Mesenteric Vein Splenic Vein Gastric Varix 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Dordrecht 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Claude L’Herminé
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  1. 1.University of Lille Medical SchoolLilleFrance

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