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Embolization of portosystemic shunt for treatment of recurrent hepatic encephalopathy

Publisher : Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology

Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Gastroenterology

Year : 2014

Abstract : Hepatic encephalopathy in the setting of advanced chronic liver disease, occurs following a precipitating factor and generally responds to correction of the precipitating factor and anticoma measures. We report the case of a lady with Child A cirrhosis who presented with frequent episodes of hepatic encephalopathy without any precipitating factors. She was found to be having a large portosystemic shunt. The shunt was obliterated by coil embolotherapy following which there was no further episodes of encephalopathy. © 2013 INASL.

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