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USIDMS Hepatic Doppler

What direction of flow and waveform should a normal portal vein have? Continuous waveform and hepatopetal flow, blood flow into the liver
What are common portal hypertension symptoms? Jaundice, ascites, splenomegaly, GI bleed, or hepatic failure
What is the cause of 90% of portal hypertension cases? cirrhosis
What two vessels is a TIPS usually placed between? Portal vein and Hepatic Vein
What is Budd-Chiari Syndrome? Hepatic vein stenosis or obstruction
What is an abnormal portal vein measurement? >13cm
What vessel can the body naturally re-canalize to help aid with portal hypertension? paraumbilical vein
What are three possible intrahepatic causes of portal hypertension? Cirrhosis, hepatic fibrosis, lymphoma
Would a hepatic vein obstruction be a pre-, post-, or intra- hepatic cause of portal hypertension? post hepatic obstruction
What area of the portal vein is used for a measurement of its diameter? As it crosses the IVC
Created by: hmdant1