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Hepatic encephalopathy from dual splenorenal shunts treated with balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration by using a double-balloon technique.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18003996     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors report on their experience with a 61-year-old woman with hepatic encephalopathy and two large splenorenal shunts. She was treated with dual balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (B-RTO). Retrograde injection of the sclerosant into the shunt was performed with balloon occlusion of the two vessels draining into the left renal vein, and complete occlusion was achieved without complications. After B-RTO, the patient's clinical symptoms improved substantially and contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) performed 3 months later demonstrated complete thrombosis of the splenorenal shunts.
Kunishige Matake; Tsuyoshi Tajima; Kengo Yoshimitsu; Hiroyuki Irie; Hitoshi Aibe; Akihiro Nishie; Yoshiki Asayama; Hiroshi Honda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1051-0443     ISO Abbreviation:  J Vasc Interv Radiol     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-16     Completed Date:  2008-01-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203369     Medline TA:  J Vasc Interv Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1436-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Radiology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, 812-8582, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Balloon Dilatation / methods*
Hepatic Encephalopathy / etiology*,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Portasystemic Shunt, Surgical / adverse effects*
Renal Artery / surgery
Spleen / surgery
Treatment Outcome

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