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DVT423-TC4

USIDMS Hepatic Doppler

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What is measured during quiet respiration as it crosses the IVC? Main portal vein
What is normal portal vein flow classified as? Hepatopetal
What is elevated pressure in the portal venous system classified as? Portal Hypertension
What can portal hypertension lead to? Ascites, splenomegaly, GI bleed, jaundice, hepatic failure
What is normal splenic vein & SMV flow classified as? Hepatopetal
What is normal hepatic vein flow classified as? Hepatofugal
What join before the IVC in 96% of individuals? Left and middle hepatic veins
What is stenosis or obstruction of the hepatic veins? Budd-Chiari Syndrome
What are pathways that the body develops on its own to decrease pressure within the liver? Porto-systemic shunts
Name some porto-systemic shunts Left gastric vein (AKA coronary vein), gastric varices, recanalized paraumbilical vein with hepatofugal flow, spleno-renal shunt surgery
Created by: tncox1