Caption: FIGURE 1: Triple phase CT scan notable for a near water attenuating cyst occupying the central sections of the liver with involvement of the middle hepatic vein. There are few clustered microcalcifications in the cyst.
Jenkins described hepatic veins that were "not supposed to be there" in normal livers, patients with three portal veins where surgeons expected to find two, and the unexpected effects of collateral blood vessels that drain the middle hepatic vein. He marveled at the liver's power to regenerate itself--70%-80% grows back the first month, according to the experience at Lahey in Burlington, Mass.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence of AHV using MDCT, classify the morphologies, and investigate the factors that may help predict the presence of an AHV by examining the relationship between the presence of an AHV and the diameters of the right hepatic vein (RHV) and middle hepatic vein (MHV).