Author(s): Massin M, Verloes A, Jamblin P
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Abstract The authors discovered congenital absence of the portal vein, with visceral venous return to the right atrium, in a 5-year-old girl with aortic valvar stenosis. Interestingly, of the 19 patients, it was discovered that 11 reported with portal venous agenesis also had cardiac defects. We have, therefore, investigated the hypothesis that the congenital absence of the portal vein and the associated cardiac malformations may result from a similar embryologic insult, and that cardiac development may be affected by the systemic diversion of portal venous flow.
This article was published in Cardiol Young
and referenced in Journal of Clinical Case Reports