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Year : 2017 | Month : August | Volume : 11 | Issue : 8 | Page : TD01 - TD02

Unusual Branching Pattern of the Portal Vein: Its Importance

Sreedhara B Cheluvashetty, Vamsidhar Rachapalli

1. Consultant, Department of Radiology, BGS Global Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. 2. Consultant, Department of Radiology, BGS Global Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Vamsidhar Rachapalli,
19-4-3H/15, STV Nagar, Tirupathi-517501, Andhra Pradesh, India.


Portal vein anatomy and its branching pattern are of utmost importance for surgical planning of complex liver resections, living donor liver transplant and radiological procedures. The division of the vein at the porta hepatis, into the right and left branches is the most common branching pattern. Various branching variations have been described. We report a previously undescribed branching pattern of the right portal vein, where the segment VII vein arises directly from the left portal vein.


Anatomy, Liver transplantation, Portal vein embolization, Variations

How to cite this article :

Sreedhara B Cheluvashetty, Vamsidhar Rachapalli. UNUSUAL BRANCHING PATTERN OF THE PORTAL VEIN: ITS IMPORTANCE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 August [cited: 2017 Oct 24 ]; 11:TD01-TD02. Available from

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DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/29011.10390

Date of Submission: Apr 10, 2017
Date of Peer Review: May 09, 2017
Date of Acceptance: May 22, 2017
Date of Publishing: Aug 01, 2017


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