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Treatment of hepatic encephalopathy by retrograde transcaval coil embolization of an ileal vein-to-right gonadal vein portosystemic shunt

  • Akihiro Nishie
  • Kengo Yoshimitsu
  • Hiroshi Honda
  • Kuniyuki Kaneko
  • Toshiro Kuroiwa
  • Tatsuro Fukuya
  • Hiroyuki Irie
  • Toshiharu Ninomiya
  • Takahiro Yoshimitsu
  • Hideki Hirakata
  • Seiya Okuda
  • Kouji Masuda
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Abstract

A 43-year-old non-cirrhotic woman suffered from encephalopathy caused by an extrahepatic portosystemic shunt between the ileal vein and inferior vena cava via the right gonadal vein. Percutaneous transcatheter embolization with stainless steel coils was performed by the retrograde systemic venous approach. Encephalopathy improved dramatically.

Key words

Portosystemic shunt, extrahepatic, noncirrhotic Embolization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Akihiro Nishie
    • 1
  • Kengo Yoshimitsu
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Honda
    • 1
  • Kuniyuki Kaneko
    • 1
  • Toshiro Kuroiwa
    • 1
  • Tatsuro Fukuya
    • 1
  • Hiroyuki Irie
    • 1
  • Toshiharu Ninomiya
    • 2
  • Takahiro Yoshimitsu
    • 2
  • Hideki Hirakata
    • 2
  • Seiya Okuda
    • 2
  • Kouji Masuda
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Faculty of MedicineKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Internal Medicine II, Faculty of MedicineKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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