R. C. Schlant, M.D. (Assoc.); J. T. Galambos, M.D. (Assoc.); W. J. Rawls, M.D.; T. S. Winter III, M.D.; F. K. Edwards, M.D.; W. H. Shuford, M.D.
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At the time of catheterization of the hepatic vein for the measurement of hepatic sinusoidal pressure, one may obtain valuable additional information by injecting contrast material and obtaining an hepatic venogram. Studies in 77 patients have established the safety of the procedure and have demonstrated the differences between the normal hepatic sinusoidal fine vascular pattern and the distorted patterns produced by liver disease. By this method it is also possible to visualize the portal vein and to demonstrate extensive anastomotic channels between the portal and systemic circulations. In patients in whom the splenic pulp pressure is significantly lower than the
Schlant RC, Galambos JT, Rawls WJ, et al. The Clinical Usefulness of Hepatic Venography.. Ann Intern Med. 1962;56:680. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-56-4-680_1
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