Title

Role of interventional radiology in the diagnosis and management of congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunts: Two case reports

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging

Abstract

Congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunt (CEPS) is a rare splanchnic venous malformation, wherein the portal venous outflow drains into the systemic venous circulation via a pathologic shunt. CEPS exhibits heterogeneous clinical behavior and angiography is the gold standard for evaluation of the portomesenteric communication to systemic vasculature. The potential severity of complications necessitates shunt closure. Here, we present two cases of CEPS. The first patient presented with an asymptomatic hyperammonemia and was found to have a Type 1 CEPS with absence of intrahepatic portal system. The second patient was asymptomatic and was incidentally found to have a Type 2 CEPS on imaging with normal intrahepatic portal system. Both patients were successfully treated with endovascular occlusion of the CEPS.

First Page

219

Last Page

222

DOI

10.4103/ijri.IJRI_461_18

Publication Date

4-1-2019

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