Portal vein aneurysms are rare abnormal dilations of the portal vein and represent less than 3% of all visceral aneurysms. They may be congenital or acquired, symptomatic or asymptomatic, complicated or uncomplicated. Portal vein aneurysms may be fusiform or saccular and this last one has a low prevalence. Due to the small number of cases reported in the medical literature and the lack of specific guidelines, the management and treatment of this condition is still undefined. In this review, we report a case of saccular portal vein aneurysm in a 73-year old man with liver cirrhosis and discuss all cases of portal vein aneurysms reported in literature.

Asymptomatic saccular portal vein aneurysm: a case report and review of the literature

Villani R.;Lupo P.;Angeletti A. G.;Sacco A. F.;Macarini L.;Serviddio G.
2022

Abstract

Portal vein aneurysms are rare abnormal dilations of the portal vein and represent less than 3% of all visceral aneurysms. They may be congenital or acquired, symptomatic or asymptomatic, complicated or uncomplicated. Portal vein aneurysms may be fusiform or saccular and this last one has a low prevalence. Due to the small number of cases reported in the medical literature and the lack of specific guidelines, the management and treatment of this condition is still undefined. In this review, we report a case of saccular portal vein aneurysm in a 73-year old man with liver cirrhosis and discuss all cases of portal vein aneurysms reported in literature.
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