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Congenital portosystemic vascular malformations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22800976     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Congenital portosystemic shunts are developmental abnormalities of the portal venous system resulting in the diversion of portal blood away from the liver to the systemic venous system. Such malformations are believed to come from an insult occurring between the fourth and eighth week of gestation during the development of hepatic and systemic venous systems, and could explain their frequent association with cardiac and other vascular anomalies. They are currently categorized into end-to-side shunts (type I) or side-to-side shunts (type II). This article aims to review the common symptoms and complications encountered in congenital portosystemic shunts, the surgical and endovascular treatment, and the role of liver transplantation in this disease. We will also focus on the current controversies and the areas where there is potential for future studies.
Florent Guérin; Thomas Blanc; Frédéric Gauthier; Stephanie Franchi Abella; Sophie Branchereau
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in pediatric surgery     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1532-9453     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9216162     Medline TA:  Semin Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  233-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Bicêtre Hospital, Paris, France.
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