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Asymptomatic aneurysmal portosystemic venous shunt: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  17438838     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Spontaneous intrahepatic portosystemic venous shunt (SIPSVS) is relatively rare and not well recognized. Herein, we report 75-year-old female of an aneurysmal portosystemic venous shunt detected by colour Doppler ultrasound in check-up examination. A direct vascular communication between left portal vein and middle hepatic vein was confirmed by CT-angiography. The cause of intrahepatic portosystemic venous shunt is disputed. This abnormality, mainly described in cirrhotic liver and rarely in healthy liver, is usually revealed by hepatic encephalopathy or glycoregulation disorders. However, with improvements in imaging the number of reports of SIPSVS identified incidentally in patients without definite symptoms increasing.
Levent Filik; Sedat Boyacioglu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta medica (Hradec Králové) / Universitas Carolina, Facultas Medica Hradec Králové     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1211-4286     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Medica (Hradec Kralove)     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-18     Completed Date:  2007-06-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9705947     Medline TA:  Acta Medica (Hradec Kralove)     Country:  Czech Republic    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  241-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gastroenterology, Ankara Teaching and Research Hospital, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Hepatic Veins / abnormalities*,  radiography,  ultrasonography
Portal Vein / abnormalities*,  radiography,  ultrasonography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color

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