Prepancreatic portal vein in a patient with intestinal nonrotation: Report of a case

Matthew Ziegler, Mohammad Al-Haddad, C. Max Schmidt

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Prepancreatic portal vein is an extremely rare congenital anomaly. It is even rarer in the setting of intestinal nonrotation. We report a case of prepancreatic portal vein in a 71-year-old female with nonrotation who presented with a pancreatic adenocarcinoma in the tail of the pancreas who underwent a distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy. This anomaly was identified prior to surgery on CT scan of the abdomen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)729-731
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010



  • Anterior position of the portal vein
  • Congenital anomaly
  • Preduodenal portal vein
  • Prepancreatic portal vein

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology

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