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HPB Surgery
Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 237-240
Case Report

Beware the Anomalous Portal Vein

Department of Surgery, Royal Postgraduate Medical Hammersmith Hospital, Du Cane Road, London W12 0NN, UK

Received 11 November 1992; Accepted 7 March 1993

Copyright © 1994 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Portal vein thrombosis is an unusual potential complication of liver resection. In our case it was due to ligation of the right branch of the portal vein during right hepatectomy in a patient without portal vein bifurcation. Hepatic angiography can delineate this abnormality and influence the choice of surgical management.