Role of interventional radiology in the diagnosis and management of congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunts: Two case reports
Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging
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.
Mathai, Sheetal V.; Kondray, Victor; Salloum, Elias; and Kukreja, Kamlesh, "Role of interventional radiology in the diagnosis and management of congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunts: Two case reports" (2019). Open Access Archive. 741.