Discussion in 'Spot Diagnosis' started by J.P.C. Peper, Jun 4, 2012.
What's your diagnosis?
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caput medusaa over extensing umblical veins
caput medusaoe portal hypertension
caput medusa in a pt with portal hypertension
caput medusae (-:
caput medusa (Y)
Caput medusae(portal hypertension)
Correct, there's caput medusae due to portal hypertension.
To distinguish between portal hypertension and vena cava inferior obstruction, observe the flow direction; in vena cava inferior obstruction the blood flows towards the head, in portal hypertension (and vena cava superior obstruction) the flow is towards the legs.
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