porta hepatis


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Noun1.porta hepatis - opening for major blood vessels to enter and leave the liver
orifice, porta, opening - an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"
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Numerous gastric varices, porta hepatis and splenic hilum collaterals were noted.
Ultrasound detected a plexus of vascular, serpiginous structures in the porta hepatis anterior to the portal vein, and a provisional diagnosis of hepatic vascular malformation was considered.
This requires careful searching for hepatic low densities, atrophy, nodularity, splenomegaly, ascites, varices, omental caking, peritoneal nodules and porta hepatis or aortocaval lymphadenopathy.
Therefore, if enough of these could be exposed in the porta hepatis and be drained into a Roux loop, then sufficient bile flow could be restored and jaundice would recede.
This showed a 1cm pseudoaneurysm of the right hepatic artery in the right lobe close to the Porta Hepatis.
Because the patient was unable to eat, jejunostomy was planned with feeding tube insertion and biopsies from porta hepatis mass, gall bladder wall, and liver were performed.
Intraoperatively, because of severe inflammation and dense adhesions in the region of the Calot triangle and bleeding arising from the porta hepatis which obscured the operating field, the method was converted to a conventional open approach.
In retrospect, what was identified on the ultrasound as a gallbladder with stones and sludge was likely fat in the porta hepatis with shadowing from the surgical clips.
The fibrotic portal plate must now be transected high at the level of the porta hepatis without entering the liver parenchyma.
The right and left lobes of liver were grossly abnormal with a haematoma behind the porta hepatis and an attenuated portal vein (PV).