Predisposing Factors for Spontaneous Closure of Congenital Portosystemic Shunts

Massimiliano Paganelli, José E. Lipsich, Marco Sciveres, Fernando Alvarez

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Abstract

In a review of 382 cases of congenital portosystemic shunt, we found that presentation with neonatal cholestasis strongly predicts spontaneous closure of intrahepatic shunts (OR 8.3, 95% CI 3.4-20.2). Spontaneous closure before the 24th month of age is more likely for distal or multiple shunts, but rare for patent ductus venosus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)931-935
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume167
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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