Portal venogram  

This angiogram of the portal vein was obtained during a special procedure known as a TIPS procedure (transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt) which is performed for relief of portal hypertension. A catheter (white line descending from the middle portion of the top of the image) has been placed from the right internal jugular vein, through the superior vena cava, through the right atrium and out the right hepatic vein. The catheter then travels through the liver parenchyma and into the right branch of the portal vein. The tip of the catheter is in the splenic vein. Contrast was injected through this catheter to obtain this image.


Identify the following:

1. catheter

2. splenic vein

3. superior mesenteric vein

4. portal vein

5. right and left branches of portal vein

6. left gastric vein



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