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Calcification in the Portal Vein: Report of Two Cases

Calcification in the Portal Vein: Report of Two Cases Abstract Reported cases of calcification in the portal vein or its tributaries are few. Magovern and Muehsam1 in reporting a patient with extensive calcification in the portal and splenic veins noted that only 21 cases had been recorded in the past 50 years. The first case to be diagnosed roentgenographically and proved at surgery occurred in 1948.2 In the patient described by Magovern and Muehsam, diagnosis was made roentgenographically and confirmed later at autopsy. None of the patients have been subjected to portacaval anastomoses. Because of the few cases available for analysis, it was thought worth while to report two cases encountered at the New York Hospital with calcification in the portal vein or tributaries. Both patients were subjected to surgery and have been followed postoperatively. It is hoped that when suitable numbers of cases are available for study, the possible explanation for this phenomenon may be reached. Report References 1. References 3 and 4. 2. Banti, cited by Trevor.4 3. Magovern, G. J., and Muehsam, G. E.: Calcification of the Portal and Splenic Veins , Am. J. Roentgenol. 71:84, 1954. 4. Bleich, A. R., and Kipen, C. S.: Venous Calcification in Banti's Syndrome , Radiology 50:657, 1948.Crossref 5. Simmonds, M.: Über Pfortadersklerose , Arch. path. Anat. 207:360, 1912.Crossref 6. Trevor, R. S.: Multiple Aneurysms of the Splenic Artery Associated with Calcification and Dilatation of the Portal Vein and Its Radicles , Tr. Path. Soc. London 54:302, 1903. 7. Saxer, F.: Beiträge zur Pathologie des Pfortaderkreislaufs , Zentralbl. allg. Path. 13:577, 1902. 8. Spiegelberg, H.: Verkalkung der Wandungen der thrombotischen Pfortader , Arch. path. Anat. 142:547, 1895.Crossref 9. Borrmann: Beiträge zur Thrombose des Pfortaderstammes , Deutsches Arch. klin. Med. 59:283, 1897. 10. Buday, K.: Über die Sklerose der Pfortader , Zentralbl. allg. Path. 14:161, 1903. 11. Hart, C.: Über die cavernöse Umwandlung der Pfortader , Berl. klin. Wchnschr. 50:2231, 1913. 12. Winkler, H.: Über primäre Pfortaderthrombose bei Pfortadersklerose und bei chronischem Milztumor , Frankfurt. Ztschr. Path. 17:377, 1915. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives Surgery American Medical Association

Calcification in the Portal Vein: Report of Two Cases

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10.1001/archsurg.1956.01280030158019
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Abstract Reported cases of calcification in the portal vein or its tributaries are few. Magovern and Muehsam1 in reporting a patient with extensive calcification in the portal and splenic veins noted that only 21 cases had been recorded in the past 50 years. The first case to be diagnosed roentgenographically and proved at surgery occurred in 1948.2 In the patient described by Magovern and Muehsam, diagnosis was made roentgenographically and confirmed later at autopsy. None of the patients have been subjected to portacaval anastomoses. Because of the few cases available for analysis, it was thought worth while to report two cases encountered at the New York Hospital with calcification in the portal vein or tributaries. Both patients were subjected to surgery and have been followed postoperatively. It is hoped that when suitable numbers of cases are available for study, the possible explanation for this phenomenon may be reached. Report References 1. References 3 and 4. 2. Banti, cited by Trevor.4 3. Magovern, G. J., and Muehsam, G. E.: Calcification of the Portal and Splenic Veins , Am. J. Roentgenol. 71:84, 1954. 4. Bleich, A. R., and Kipen, C. S.: Venous Calcification in Banti's Syndrome , Radiology 50:657, 1948.Crossref 5. Simmonds, M.: Über Pfortadersklerose , Arch. path. Anat. 207:360, 1912.Crossref 6. Trevor, R. S.: Multiple Aneurysms of the Splenic Artery Associated with Calcification and Dilatation of the Portal Vein and Its Radicles , Tr. Path. Soc. London 54:302, 1903. 7. Saxer, F.: Beiträge zur Pathologie des Pfortaderkreislaufs , Zentralbl. allg. Path. 13:577, 1902. 8. Spiegelberg, H.: Verkalkung der Wandungen der thrombotischen Pfortader , Arch. path. Anat. 142:547, 1895.Crossref 9. Borrmann: Beiträge zur Thrombose des Pfortaderstammes , Deutsches Arch. klin. Med. 59:283, 1897. 10. Buday, K.: Über die Sklerose der Pfortader , Zentralbl. allg. Path. 14:161, 1903. 11. Hart, C.: Über die cavernöse Umwandlung der Pfortader , Berl. klin. Wchnschr. 50:2231, 1913. 12. Winkler, H.: Über primäre Pfortaderthrombose bei Pfortadersklerose und bei chronischem Milztumor , Frankfurt. Ztschr. Path. 17:377, 1915.

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A.M.A. Archives SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1956

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