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October 1985

Bile Duct Varices

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Radiology (Drs Spira and Keusch) and Surgery (Drs Katzman and Coello), Cedars Medical Center, Miami; the Department of Radiology, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Boston (Dr Widrich); and the Department of Surgery, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Providence, RI (Dr Jackson).

Arch Surg. 1985;120(10):1194-1196. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1985.01390340086018

• The diagnosis of biliary duct varices and portal vein occlusion should be considered when nodular or notched defects in the wall of the biliary duct system are shown by cholangiography or when pedunculated vascular structures in the bile ducts are seen at surgery. We present two cases of common hepatic and common bile duct varices due to portal vein occlusion.

(Arch Surg 1985;120:1194-1196)