Sunday, October 5, 2008


CAPV (Abernethy Malformation) was first reported by John Abernethy in 1793. He was an English anatomist, physiologist, and surgeon.

In 2003, only 31 cases of Abernethy malformation, mostly in children (80%) were detected in the world. Since Abernethy malformation can be without symptoms, the number of undiagnosed cases is not known.
Possibly due to the increased recognition of Abernethy malformation the number of diagnosed cases appears to be increasing.