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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 38-39

Portosystemic encephalopathy in a noncirrhotic patient treated by vascular plug embolization of mesoiliac shunt


Department of Radiodiagnostics and Medical Imaging, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Othman Alshehre
Department of Radiodiagnostics and Medical Imaging, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/AJIR.AJIR_19_19

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Mesoiliac shunts in the absence of liver cirrhosis are rarely reported as a cause of hyperammonemia with encephalopathy. Here, we report the case of a 65-year-old female patient with no history of liver disease, who developed significant confusion. Workup showed hyperammonemia and encephalopathy due to spontaneous mesoiliac shunt with no imaging signs of portal hypertension. Liver biopsy showed no evidence of cirrhosis. The shunt was occluded using a vascular plug, resulting in complete resolution of symptoms with no recurrence at 8-year follow-up.


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