Multiple intrahepatic vascular shunts causing hyperammoniaemic encephalopathy in a patient without liver cirrhosis

E. Caturelli, G. Ghittoni, G. A. Niro, R. Clemente, L. Accadia, M. Nardella, A. Andriulli, M. Anti

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Abstract

The very rare case of a non-cirrhotic patient with multiple intrahepatic portosystemic and arteriosystemic vascular shunts, presenting with hyperammoniaemic type B encephalopathy and hypoalbuminaemia due to proteinuria, is reported. The correct diagnosis, suspected by abdominal ultrasound and colour-Doppler imaging, was confirmed by hepatic and superior mesenteric angiography. A comparison with the few similar cases existing in the literature is offered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-351
Number of pages5
JournalDigestive and Liver Disease
Volume38
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2006

Keywords

  • Doppler ultrasound
  • Hepatic angiography
  • Hyperammoniaemia
  • Intrahepatic vascular shunts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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