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CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 49–51 | Cite as

Multiple intrahepatic portosystemic venous shunts: Treatment by portal vein embolization

  • Kengo Yoshimitsu
  • Hiroshi Andou
  • Sho Kudo
  • Yoshitomo Matsuo
  • Shunichi Matsumoto
  • Takaaki Nakao
  • Yuichiro Shimoda
Case Reports

Abstract

A rare case of symptomatic, multiple, intrahepatic, portosystemic venous shunts which was treated by portal vein embolization after surgical cannulation is reported. The patient, having suffered from hepatic encephalopathy, improved dramatically after embolization. This method might be the only choice of therapy for intrahepatic portosystemic shunts of this kind.

Key words

Intrahepatic portosystemic venous shunts, multiple, embolization Doppler ultrasonography 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kengo Yoshimitsu
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Andou
    • 2
  • Sho Kudo
    • 3
  • Yoshitomo Matsuo
    • 3
  • Shunichi Matsumoto
    • 3
  • Takaaki Nakao
    • 2
  • Yuichiro Shimoda
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologySaga Prefectural HospitalMizugae SagaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineSaga Prefectural HospitalMizugae SagaJapan
  3. 3.Department of RadiologySaga Medical SchoolMizugae SagaJapan

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