Journal of Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine 2009;28(2): 127-130.
Intrahepatic Portosystemic Venous Shunt Presenting as a Cystic Mass in a Patient without Liver Cirrhosis: A Case Report.
Jun Ho Kim, Yong Sun Jeon, Soon Gu Cho, Kyung Hee Lee
Department of Radiology, Inha University, School of Medicine, Korea. radjeon@inha.ac.kr
  Published online: June 1, 2009.
ABSTRACT
Intrahepatic portosystemic shunt is a rare disease that requires an accurate diagnosis because the lesion may be associated with hepatic encephalopathy and an invasive and expansive examination might be unnecessarily conducted. A cystic mass on an ultrasound examination in a patient without liver cirrhosis was diagnosed as an intrahepatic portosystemic venous shunt by using color Doppler imaging and computed tomography. We report here on the radiologic features of a congenital intrahepatic portosystemic venous shunt in a noncirrhotic liver.
Keywords: Portosystemic venous shunt, Intraheaptic shunt, Liver, US; Liver, CT
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