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USIDMS Hepatoportal Doppler

The left portal vein branches into ________________ and __________________ branches. Medial and lateral
What is the normal size of the MPV? <13mm
Normal portal vein flow has these characteristics: Low velocity, continuous flow, phasic, and hepatopedal
What low velocity range is the portal system moving at? 20-40 cm/s
What is the most common cause of portal hypertension (PH)? Cirrhosis
What kind of obstructions can cause PH? Prehepatic, intrahepatic, and post hepatic obstructions
What is considered splenomegaly? >13cm
What is the purpose of a TIPS procedure? To decompress, or reduce, the pressure within the portal system.
What are the characteristics of normal hepatic vein flow? Pulsatile, phasic, and hepatofugal
What is Budd-Chiari syndrome? The stenosis or obstruction of the hepatic veins.
Created by: emhart2