n South African Journal of Surgery - Cruveilhier-Baumgarten syndrome - a caveat for surgeons : case report

Volume 49, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0038-2361
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5151



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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