Diagnostic Testing

Mesenteric Venous (Portal Vein Hypertension)

Liver failure causes compromise of the portal venous system in the abdomen.  Imaging ultrasound is used to locate the portal vein and its branches, the mesenteric and splenic veins.  The liver is also imaged, measured and assessed for any cysts or masses, ascities (abnormal fluid collections in the abdomen). 

Indications for this exam:   Liver failure.

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