Hosting 728 files, 2951 images, and 4 contributors.

Random Case

Hirschprung Disease
Joseph Junewick, MD FACR
over 9 years ago
Enter A Workflow
Standard2   Academic2

Please choose a workflow. A standard workflow allows you to browse the repository with full case detail; the academic workflow allows you to browse the repository with limited case detail revealed. Double click on the images to launch image viewer.

ARSt Case Repository

Hepatic/Portal Venous Calcifications

Case Detail

Anatomy: Gastrointestinal
Joseph Junewick, MD FACR
Diagnostic Category: Developmental or Congenital
Created: over 8 years ago
Updated: over 8 years ago
Tags: PEDS
Modality/Study Types: CR US
Adobe32 PDF Imagej32 ImageJA


Twin female with intrauterine growth retardation.

Case Images


Hepatic/Portal Venous Calcifications


CR – Numerous shard-like calcifications in the upper quadrants.

US – Extensive peripheral intrahepatic calcifications in a vascular distribution; no cyst or mass.


An autopsy study of 33 spontaneously aborted fetuses showed hepatic calcifications, 18 related to the hepatic veins, 12 related to the portal veins, 2 intraparenchymal and one was mixed. Fetal anomalies were associated with 85% of cases; most common anomalies were calcified intraluminal meconium, cystic hygroma and metaphyseal lesions suggesting severe fetal illness as a common denominator. Maternal factors included history of birth control pills and low gravidity.


Hawass ND, Badawi MG, Fatani JA et al. Foetal Hepatic Calcification. Pediatr Radiol (1990); 20:528-535.

Corporate Office: 616.363.7272, 3264 North Evergreen Drive, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Spectrum Health Helen Devos Childrens Hospital GE HealthCare