n South African Journal of Surgery - Cruveilhier-Baumgarten syndrome - a caveat for surgeons : case report
|Article Title||Cruveilhier-Baumgarten syndrome - a caveat for surgeons : case report|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Journal of Surgery|
|Author||S.Z. Dlangamandla, S. Lucas, S. Andronikou, G. Rubin, P.E. Boshoff, L. Malek and H. Eshragi|
|Publication Date||Mar 2011|
|Pages||85 - 86|
|Keyword(s)||University of the Witwatersrand|
In the presence of portal hypertension, a recanalised para-umbilical vein and splenomegaly are diagnostic of a rare condition, namely Cruveilhier-Baumgarten syndrome. In this case demonstration of the large and tortuous vein by computed tomography (CT) imaging avoided catastrophic haemorrhage from a planned hysterectomy and served as a road map for surgical planning.
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