Medline ® Abstract for Reference 25
Portal vein opacification during ERCP in patients with pancreatitis.
Lum C, Cho KC, Scholl DG, Sundaram NK
Abdom Imaging. 1998;23(1):81.
We report two cases of portal vein visualization during ERCP in patients with pancreatitis, one from inadvertent cannulation of the superior mesenteric vein, and in the other, through a preexisting fistula. Prompt recognition of this potentially significant event will obviate confusion and unnecessary prolongation of the procedure.
Department of Radiology, University Hospital C320, 150 Bergen Street, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ 07103, USA.