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A caput medusae forms around the umbilicus, then draining into the systemic circulation via the inferior epigastric veins.
3,4) Classic Cruveilhier-Baumgarten syndrome is characterised by a portosystemic shunt from the left portal vein via a dilated para-umbilical vein that terminates at the umbilicus in a caput medusae.

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