Health related ADULT umbilical vein found ? ?
I had a CT scan on my stomach and whilst doing it they found a large fast amount of blood passing through my umbilical vein.
I have been referred to gastro.
I know this vein in normally classed about 1 week of age. So how is mine open? It is comman? Should I be worried. Thank you
- formerly_bobLv 74 weeks agoFavorite Answer
This all seems pretty strange - like something might have got lost in translation.
The umbilical vein isn't attached to anything on one side after birth since it is literally tied off, but blood might flow into an abnormal remnant of the vein. The remnant is called Baumgarten's recess.
This might not be correct but i believe that when Baumgartens recess is present and has flowing blood, it is likely to be caused by hypertension in the liver. Hypertension in the liver is a symptom of cirrhosis or some other situation where blood flow through the liver is reduced by some type of blockage or constriction.
So, if any of this is correct, the referral to a gastroenterologist may be a follow up to evaluate your liver.
- Mark IXLv 74 weeks ago
You've been referred to gastro, ask them these questions. They're medical professionals, we're random strangers on the internet.